New iMac Deliveries to Be Delayed Until Early Next Year?

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  1. macrumors bot



    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:
    Article Link: New iMac Deliveries to Be Delayed Until Early Next Year?
  2. macrumors member


    What is MacBidouille's track record? :confused:
  3. macrumors 68030


    Ouch... gonna hurt their holiday season.

    I'm waiting on a new Thunderbolt Display for my rocking new Mac Mini!
  4. macrumors newbie

    So it's going to be 6 months out of spec before it even hits shelves.


    Win for Tim.
  5. macrumors member


    It's never going to happen is it?
  6. macrumors 6502a


    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.
  7. macrumors 68020


    How would we know?
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  9. macrumors 6502a

    I don't understand why desktop Macs should be thinner? :confused:
  10. macrumors member

    Well I can tell this will annoy people.
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  12. macrumors regular


    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 Going into the holidays without an iMac for sale (old or new), and a totally outdated MacPro.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...
  13. macrumors 6502

    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?
  14. tullys, Nov 14, 2012
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    Santa is going to be well hacked off if , zoot alors, this is true!
  15. macrumors 68020


    It's magical.
  16. macrumors regular

    For Real?

    If this is the case then I think Tim Cook should be fired.
  17. macrumors newbie

    Ph8 Productions

    Starting to think just wait for the Pro again.... /cry.
  18. macrumors 68020


    Because it's Tim's fault that the welding process is causing problems.
  19. macrumors member

    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.
  20. macrumors 6502

    Yes let's fire him and hire you as the next CEO of Apple.
  21. macrumors 65816

    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. :)
  22. macrumors 68030


    Epic Fail if true. :eek:
  23. macrumors 6502

    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.
  24. macrumors 6502a

    The thinner, the later? :eek:
  25. macrumors 6502a


    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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