iMac Joins Mac Pro in Running Low for In-Store Reservations

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As noted by AppleInsider, various models of Apple's iMac line are beginning to become "Unavailable" through Apple's in-store Reserve and Pick Up system, joining the company's Mac Pro line that saw similar shortages appear late last week.

The iMac shortages are not quite as pronounced as they are for the Mac Pro, however, with a quick check of a number of stores showing unavailability seemingly limited to the high-end 21.5-inch and 27-inch models. A significant number of stores also continue to show availability of all four iMac models at this time.

The news comes, however, after a report last week pointed to iMac shipments to third-party distributors beginning to run low, with the new observation now lending credence to the idea that iMac supplies are truly becoming constrained.

Like the Mac Pro, the iMac continues to show shipping estimates of "within 24 hours" across the board in Apple's online retail store, suggesting that the company is prioritizing that distribution channel for its remaining machines while letting other channels run dry in advance of new models.

The iMac was last updated in October with the introduction of new 16:9 widescreen 21.5-inch and 27-inch designs.

Article Link: iMac Joins Mac Pro in Running Low for In-Store Reservations
 

sab165

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Does this mean Apple might actually refresh it's desktop lineup?? Let's all hope so...
 

rymack

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lol I've been waiting a while for an update, and I literally just said to my girlfriend this afternoon: "Well, I think I'll order my new computer this week..." Maybe I should hold off a little longer??
 

Yamcha

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I really hope this means an update, maybe we can expect one next month..
 

zman911

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Good. I'm starting to get nervous about the $2000 sitting in my closet in an envelope.
umm what good does that do you? i thought you have to pay by credit card at the Apple Store... or did they lift that policy after the whole paying with cash to buy an iPad debacle?
 

Smurfed

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It's a sign that Apple is officially phasing out all of it's computers.
Only, iPads, iPhones, and iPods from now on!
 

Aldaris

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I agree spec bumps-and USB 3.0 are the things to look for.

However according to macosrumors.com (for what they are worth) pegged the Mac Pro to see a major design change, and a March release, so take it how you'd like.
 

wizard

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Yes a very curious situation.

I'll be interested in seeing what updates are made to the line! Any chance of a major hardware revision?
The Pro is likely to be a major update. If not a lot of people will be rightfully upset. The iMac is a much more difficult guess.

Due to the lack of hardware for a significant update i'm think a more modest update than what will be seen on the Pro. However there are big questions to be had here, both AMD and Intel have been very quiet about new product releases. I would not be surprised to see Apple team up with either company to promote exclusive availability of xyz chip on a Mac platform. If not exclusive simply being involve in a new Apple hardware introduction is a marketing windfall.


The good thing here is that we are likely talking only weeks before the big intro. So hang tight.


Dave
 

ModestForumName

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Would that be great if they just blew our minds and updated both on the exact same day!!!!??!?!?!?!?! talk about </:apple:cluster****> it would be a good day. Hopefully they give a BTO option for that awesome new Hexcore i7 intel just released. Too soon??? well fine then we'll just settle for the i7 extreme =D
 

Salacion

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Revisions are imminent. I love waking up to the sultry morning air to find Macrumors reporting on the latest revisions. Makes for a fun coffee-in-hand sunup.
 

ssdeg7

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It was just about time for a major upgrade to iMacs and Mac Pros. Well, lets hope this means there will be an upgrade (it would be sad if this just ended up being a shortage in production)

I bought my iMac about two or three years ago the month the new ones were released and it came with Tiger, imagine how old it is, I installed leopard and snow leopard. Seriously, they need to change.

Apple has focused so much on mobile devices they left the Apple COMPUTER Inc. aside.
 

plumosa

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umm what good does that do you? i thought you have to pay by credit card at the Apple Store... or did they lift that policy after the whole paying with cash to buy an iPad debacle?

I'm pretty sure the no cash policy only applied/applies to brand new high demand smaller ticket items AKA not actual computers. Its only to cut down on people buying a bunch of them at once to resell on ebay and the likes. I paid cash for my imac a couple of years ago without issue.
 

Glumpfner

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Well since I lost all hope for BluRay support, I at least hope for SSD upgrade possibility. And since Steam is now on the Market, how about a choice of Nvidia next to ATI.
 

dwarnecke11

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Holy cow, I'm getting excited! :D

It'll probably be out well before Sept 7th, meaning a free iPod touch with the student discount.
 

Man-Droid

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umm what good does that do you? i thought you have to pay by credit card at the Apple Store... or did they lift that policy after the whole paying with cash to buy an iPad debacle?
I have a bank account. It's a long story. I'll spare you the details.