Recently, it was reported that the new iMac machines that Apple unveiled during the iPad mini launch event, may not come out this year due to supply-chain constraints. However, 9to5mac is now reporting, citing sources close to Apple, the machines will be available by the end of this month.
This is great news for those who were expecting to buy an iMac this Christmas. The new iMac is an exquisite machine in that it is the thinnest All-in-One PC in the world. Being a mere 5-mm thick, the new iMac is available in two models – 21.5-inch and 27-inch.
According to certain inside sources, the 21.5-inch model is already being shipped to Apple’s retail locations around U.S. and that in all likeliness, the machine will be available for ordering by the end of this month.
The supply of 27-inch model, however, may undergo a brief delay. Yet, it will still be available by some time in December. So the launch of the new models will not be spilling into the next year.
The sources who divulged these information also stated that the new machines will be in short supply at the time of launch and pre-orders may be pushed back by Apple after the initial supply exhausts. This much was also resonated by Apple’s CEO Tim Cook during the recent earnings call. Cook stated that there is a huge pressure on Apple’s manufacturers and that this may result in strained iMac supply.