Shipping Estimates for 21.5-Inch iMac Begin Slipping to 2-3 Weeks

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Shipping estimates for new orders of 21.5-inch iMac models began slipping in Apple's online stores in many European countries such as the United Kingdom today, moving from 7-10 business days to 2-3 weeks. The changes have not yet propagated to stores for other regions.


Estimates for the 21.5-inch models had remained steady at 7-10 business days since just after they became available for sale late last year. Apple has also been quoting even longer estimates for the 27-inch models, which are reportedly seeing more significant issues with display production due to a new lamination process. Estimates for new 27-inch iMac orders remain at 3-4 weeks for the time being, essentially in line with their status since just after pre-orders went live.

(Thanks, Neil!)

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102 months ago

Nope, it's just Cook's terrible mistake in accepting a position he was never ready for - it's as if Apple has no COO right now.


Yes because this is the first time Apple has had long delays with the first generation of a new build. :rolleyes:
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102 months ago
*hugs my 2012 27" iMac* :D
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102 months ago

*hugs my 2012 27" iMac* :D


That was so last year.
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102 months ago

It's the snow!


Or maybe people are actually buying iMacs in unexpected volumes? Do we remember when all the Stupids (about 1 year ago) predicted that Apple was ready to kill off the iMac line because the refresh was long overdue?

So it went from.... "iMacs are a dead product line" TO "Apple can't make iMacs fast enough to meet demand". :rolleyes:
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102 months ago
Man, with shortages on 21.5 and 27in iMacs, these updated Thunderbolt Displays are never going to arrive :(
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102 months ago
Hopefully they're getting ready for 2013 iMacs with 128GB or 256GB SSD's as standard instead of ridiculous "fusion" drives or drives with only 5400rmp speeds as if it's the early 2000's.
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