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Old Nov 15, 2012, 01:00 AM   #1
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New iMac Deliveries to Be Delayed Until Early Next Year?




Apple may not begin shipping the new iMac until early 2013, according to the French site MacBidouille [Google Translate]. When the new lighter, thinner iMac was introduced three weeks ago, Apple said the 21.5" model would ship by the end of November, with the 27" model shipping by year-end.

The new iMac uses some advanced welding techniques as well as a new manufacturing process for the LCD screen that was rumored to delay the introduction of the iMac. Apple has run into difficulties ramping up production on its more recent product launches as the company pushes the envelope on what is physically possible.

During Apple's most recent earnings call, Tim Cook talked briefly about the constraints the company faces during the all-important holiday quarter:
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In terms of general shortages on the iMac, we'll be constrained for the full quarter in a significant way, part of that is that we're beginning shipping the 21.5-inch iMac in November and the 27-inch in December. And so there will be a short amount of time during the quarter to manufacture and ramp those and I expect the demand to be robust. So we will have a significant shortage there.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 01:01 AM   #2
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What is MacBidouille's track record?
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 01:02 AM   #3
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Ouch... gonna hurt their holiday season.

I'm waiting on a new Thunderbolt Display for my rocking new Mac Mini!
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 01:02 AM   #4
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So it's going to be 6 months out of spec before it even hits shelves.

Awesome.

Win for Tim.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 01:02 AM   #5
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It's never going to happen is it?
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 01:05 AM   #6
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I don't think I would want to buy one in that first lot to ship. I think I would wait until they got some of the kinks worked out.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 01:06 AM   #7
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It's never going to happen is it?
How would we know?
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 01:06 AM   #8
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waaaaaay late to the game

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1489731
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 01:06 AM   #9
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I don't understand why desktop Macs should be thinner?
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 01:07 AM   #10
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Well I can tell this will annoy people.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 01:07 AM   #11
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Indeed, I was wondering what was taking them so long to post this.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 01:08 AM   #12
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Wow! If true, that is pretty lame. Going into the holidays without an iMac for sale (old or new), and a totally outdated MacPro. Some heads are gonna role...
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 01:08 AM   #13
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It's never going to happen is it?
Never!! You should abandon all hope of ever getting a new computer...ever. An abacus this year for Christmas! CURSE YOU APPLE!!!!![


WTF man, seriously, chill the heck out. Are you 12?
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Santa is going to be well hacked off if , zoot alors, this is true!

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I don't understand why desktop Macs should be thinner?
It's magical.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 01:10 AM   #16
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For Real?

If this is the case then I think Tim Cook should be fired.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 01:12 AM   #17
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Starting to think just wait for the Pro again.... /cry.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 01:12 AM   #18
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If this is the case then I think Tim Cook should be fired.
Because it's Tim's fault that the welding process is causing problems.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 01:12 AM   #19
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Been waiting a ridiculous time for this iMac already and it wouldn't be so bad except for the fact that if they didn't make a desktop thinner it could be out already.

The hardware is already aging and a delay won't help increase sales, that's for sure.
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If this is the case then I think Tim Cook should be fired.
Yes let's fire him and hire you as the next CEO of Apple.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 01:13 AM   #21
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I don't understand why desktop Macs should be thinner?
Because thinner is better!

Or something like that.

I still chuckle at how careful the photos of the new iMac are to avoid that it's only thin at the edge. There's a ugly bulge on the back that kind of makes the idea that this is a thin computer silly.

If they really wanted the display to be thin, then put the computer into the stand and just let the thin screen float in air. Like the old swing arm lamp iMac.
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Apple may not begin shipping the new iMac until early 2013, according to the French site MacBidouille [Google Translate]. When the new lighter, thinner iMac was introduced three weeks ago, Apple said the 21.5" model would ship by the end of November, with the 27" model shipping by year-end.

The new iMac uses some advanced welding techniques as well as a new manufacturing process for the LCD screen that was rumored to delay the introduction of the iMac. Apple has run into difficulties ramping up production on its more recent product launches as the company pushes the envelope on what is physically possible.

During Apple's most recent earnings call, Tim Cook talked briefly about the constraints the company faces during the all-important holiday quarter:


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Old Nov 15, 2012, 01:14 AM   #23
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Been waiting a ridiculous time for this iMac already and it wouldn't be so bad except for the fact that if they didn't make a desktop thinner it could be out already.

The hardware is already aging and a delay won't help increase sales, that's for sure.
Why is the hardware aging? Intel's next-gen Haswell processors aren't gonna be out till the summer. This is still very good hardware.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 01:14 AM   #24
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The thinner, the later?
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 01:17 AM   #25
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This delay will give me time to start saving, I haven't start yet and won't get it when it firsts come out in 2013... Depending how much I save up by than.

But hearing about the delay how much longer ppl without iMac's will hurt Apple how sad.
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