27-Inch iMac With Nano-Texture Display Unavailable From Apple Until Late March

The 27-inch iMac with a nano-texture display is unavailable from Apple in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and several other key markets until late March, possibly due to more advanced manufacturing processes needed to achieve the glass coating.

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The updated 27-inch ‌iMac‌ released in 2020 offers customers a nano-texture glass option that helps reduce reflectivity by etching the display with a nano-texture at a molecular level. Apple says this coating results in "beautiful image quality that maintains contrast while scattering light to reduce glare to the barest minimum."

Upon checking Apple's online store in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere, the 27-inch ‌iMac‌ configured with a nano-texture display shows an estimated delivery date of seven to eight weeks, or in other words, towards the end of March. The standard display option with certain storage and memory configurations is estimated to ship in two to three weeks.

Given the anomaly that only the nano-texture display option is significantly back-ordered, it's plausible that Apple and its suppliers are experiencing production issues with the more advanced display coating. Due to the ongoing chip shortage and pandemic-related restrictions, Apple is struggling to keep up with demand for the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros.

For customers looking to purchase Apple's largest all-in-one Mac desktop computer, it might be a safe bet to wait a little bit longer anyway. Apple is expected to be holding an event sometime in March or April to announce a slew of new products, including an updated iPhone SE, a new iPad Air, and possibly a completely redesigned ‌iMac‌ to replace the existing Intel-based 27-inch model.

The ‌iMac‌ family was last updated in April 2021 with the 24-inch model sporting a colorful new design and the first all-in-one desktop Mac computer to feature an Apple silicon chip. The 27-inch ‌iMac‌ has kept the same overall design for almost ten years, and rumors suggest the upcoming redesign could resemble the Pro Display XDR, feature a mini-LED ProMotion display, and start at around $2000. Learn more about what we expect to see in the 2022 ‌iMac‌ redesign using our guide.

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Top Rated Comments

dlewis23 Avatar
11 months ago
I can't wait for a M1 Pro/Max iMac. Will be buying on day 1.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
11 months ago

I can't wait for a M1 Pro/Max iMac. Will be buying on day 1.
No more Intel chips.

Hoping the screen size increase up to 30”. We need a bigger screen on an iMac.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
azentropy Avatar
11 months ago

from what i undesrtand nano textured means matte right ? if so doesnt it suck tremendously? i mean beautiful displays get waited because of matte coating,and thats one of the main reasons id consider getting an apple branded monitor .

how do you guys like that ? unless you have lights that are tremendously annnoying it sounds more like a waste of money and potential to me ?
Not quite. To put it simply - It is the advantages of matte (anti-glare) without the drawbacks (less sharp display and loss of color accuracy). This is the same process they use on the $6000 (with stand) Pro Display XDR.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macsorcery Avatar
11 months ago
this is the best Mac I have ever owned. my Windows game machine and my Mac work machine all in one.

I hope it lasts forever. Apple Care'd to infinity and beyond.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CWallace Avatar
11 months ago

Fair, but is there some fundamental reason we couldn't have both? Genuinely curious.
When LG launched the 5K (5120x2880) panel, it required two DisplayPort 1.2 controllers to drive it - each channel drove one half of the panel at 30Hz. This is why the Dell and HPE displays had two DP 1.2 inputs and required video cards that had two DP 1.2 outputs - one input drove the left half of the display at 2560x1440 and the other input drove the right half of the display at 2650x1440.

Apple developed a custom timing controller for the iMac 5K when it launched in 2014 that allowed the panel to be driven as a single 60Hz 5120x2880 panel. However, it no longer meant the panel could be driven from an external video source like the earlier non-5K panels.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DHagan4755 Avatar
11 months ago
This a good sign for a M1 Pro/Max replacement coming soon!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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