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Apple's new 24-inch iMac range could help it overtake HP as the leading all-in-one (AIO) computer brand vendor, according to industry sources cited by DigiTimes.

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The prediction is based on evidence suggesting that more affordable all-in-one PC brands are being impacted much harder by the global chip shortage as suppliers prioritize their shipments to support more premium products in the AIO market.
The sources pointed out that high-end AIO PCs such as the iMac are only seeing limited impact from component shortages, but entry-level to mid-range products priced between NT$15,000 (US$536.51) and NT$30,000 have been hit much harder. Several ODMs have already halted their production for many AIO PCs because of component shortage, but iMac production remains unaffected, the sources said.
Apple is selling three all-new built-to-order iMac tiers, priced at $1,299, $1,499, and $1,699. All tiers come in several color options and include Apple silicon M1 processors, solid-state storage, 8GB of RAM, and two Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports. Pre-ordered iMacs begin shipping from May 21.

According to Digitimes Research, HP was the largest AIO PC brand in the fourth quarter of 2020, shipping 925,000 units, followed by Apple with 860,000 units, and Lenovo with 731,000 units. However, Apple's shipments are estimated to have surpassed HP in the first quarter of 2021.

That said, overall Apple says it expects to be impacted by the chip shortages, and predicts a sequential decline of approximately $3 to $4 billion revenue in the third-quarter of 2021 due to ‌‌iPad‌‌ and Mac supply constraints. Apple says a combination of the shortages and a very high level of demand for both ‌‌iPad‌‌ and Mac is expected to impact revenue in the second half of 2021.

Article Link: Apple 'Likely' to Overtake HP as Leading All-in-One PC Vendor
 
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That's not accurate. The $1,299 tier only comes in 4 colors: blue, green, pink, and silver.
I agree. We need to make the article needllessly longer.

on macrumors part I am thankful for the disclosure of how little AIO from the top 3 brands get shipped globally for that quarter.

was really expecting Apple to lead the pack though but given the rumors of the 24”…
 

Michael Scrip

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The looks are growing on me, it’s rather cute and in a kids bedroom would be perfect, maybe a kitchen too

Yeah... because that's what the kids want today... desktop computers...

;)

But seriously... I think they will look fine in certain environments. Though I'm really interested in what the bigger iMac will look like.

This video below kinda scares me... I hope Apple doesn't turn the best-selling Macbook Air into this:

 

mazz0

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I agree. We need to make the article needllessly longer.

"All tiers come in several color options"

They fixed it and didn't make it any longer.

They could also have gone with "Collectively the tiers come in seven color options", it's one word longer but also more accurate and contains more information. They could even have just say "There are seven color options and all include Apple silicon", which would actually be one word shorter.

It seems MacRumors can take on board and respond to constructive criticism.
 

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Was prepared to splashbout and replace the 2011 iMac when these were released. But simply could not being myself to buy something so.... ugly.

Ended up with a Dell for half the price and can upgrade it myself.

So wanted a new imac but the horrible chin and ice cream colours would make me resent buying it every day
 

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I know I’m in the minority (or in a silent majority) but I find these new iMacs stunningly beautiful, white bezels and chin included. The iMac has a chin, get over it.

No wonder they’re gonna sell well.
You are.
I found the comments pointless from day 1, the design is amazing and the chin most likely has a good reason to be there.
Also, the naysayers should change their minds once they're used to the design ?
 

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I know I’m in the minority (or in a silent majority) but I find these new iMacs stunningly beautiful, white bezels and chin included. The iMac has a chin, get over it.

I suspect you are in the majority overall, probably a more silent majority on this site. It's a big change, was always going to be a lot of WTF at the colours and so on. I think it will do very well, appealing directly to the market Apple knows will appreciate it and the one that is most important to them now. The general home users, students and so on.
 

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It sounds like Apple’s custom designed chips and supply chain management prowess will help them weather the chip supply storm.
Hi-end chips are not the problem. It's the cheap parts built in ancient technology causing the problems.

Now if a manufacturer says "We have orders for 5 million of these chips and we have only a million, how much are you going to pay", it is quite likely that Apple will be getting their chips. At a cost.
 
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Was prepared to splashbout and replace the 2011 iMac when these were released. But simply could not being myself to buy something so.... ugly.

Ended up with a Dell for half the price and can upgrade it myself.

So wanted a new imac but the horrible chin and ice cream colours would make me resent buying it every day
They are Fugly indeed imo, but you could have bought a Mac Mini instead with nice display.
 
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NotTooLate

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I was shocked to go to the HP website and find out the the "elite" version which has a 1080p display with 250 nits and a a slow i5 10th gen (same 8GB Ram + 256GB SSD) is starting at 1300$ , for some reason I expected them to be much more competitive in price OR performance , now we will see if a new 24 iMac can bring those customers over , or windows are what makes them sticky , as until now the HP machine was a better value then Apple with their 21.5 slow ass Intel CPU offerings for the same price.
 

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I ordered the green one. I think the design overall is great and will add a nice pop of color to my study space. This may not be the Pro Mac some want, it’s plenty powerful for most. I went with the 16GB RAM and 8 core GPU because I want something that will last at least 5 years.
 

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Was prepared to splashbout and replace the 2011 iMac when these were released. But simply could not being myself to buy something so.... ugly.

Ended up with a Dell for half the price and can upgrade it myself.

So wanted a new imac but the horrible chin and ice cream colours would make me resent buying it every day
So you wanted an Apple computer to replace an Apple computer so instead you bought a PC simply based on looks? Sorry but there are way more reasons to use a Mac over PC than simply looks.
 
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