New Intel processors coming soon?


macrumors member
Original poster
Mar 22, 2011
When I configured iMac 27 with Intel i7 at Apple Store it says "This customized Mac takes a bit longer to build" That message was never before now. Is it because of newer Intel i7 processors coming soon?

What do you think? wait or buy now?


Nov 28, 2010
That same message also appears when choosing 32 GB of RAM on the i5 iMac model.
It is a new addition to let the customising customer know, that shipping will take longer than with the standard model, and the summary on the right side says, that shipping now takes 2-4 business days with an i7 or 32 GB RAM.

In other words: not a sign of new Intel CPUs, unless they normally come within 2-4 business days.


macrumors 6502a
Mar 19, 2009
As others have said, it is to make sure you are absolutely aware you'll need to wait longer than 24 hours for that particular custom configuration before you place your order :).

If you need a new computer now, buy it now. If not, wait until whenever Apple updates their iMacs again.


macrumors 6502a
Jan 4, 2013
That message starting appearing after the website was updated with the refreshed MacBook pros.


macrumors 65816
Jul 31, 2009
United States
I of course don't know if the website is showing any indication of a refresh, but it's entirely possible they'll update the CPUs with the Haswell refresh like they have with the laptops. That could be next week, or the fall, but of course may not happen at all.

If I was forced to make a bet, I think there will be a refresh, primarily because reports are that Broadwell just keeps slipping, and the desktop chips used in the iMac are now looking more like spring 2015... that would make a really long span from the last update in fall 2013.

However, it's unlikely that we're talking anything more than a 100MHz bump and maybe some changes on configuration pricing, again, very similar to the MBPs. Less likely is they update GPU options and add TB2, but it is a possibility of course.

It's probably not worth waiting for if you want a new computer now... and it will only put you in a tougher spot if you wait a few months and nothing is updated and then you're stuck between purchasing or waiting until Broadwell...
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macrumors 6502a
Aug 5, 2012
"This customized Mac takes a bit longer to build" That message was never before now. Is it because of newer Intel i7 processors coming soon?
No, you are grasping for positive signs that Broadwell is just around the corner. You'll have better luck visiting a fortune teller. :D

If you think about it Apple would not have released the recent updated Macs with the updated Haswell chip if Broadwell were in the immediate future. Think of all the pissed off customers if a Broadwell Mac were released in say October. All signs point to Broadwell in 2015.
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Oct 9, 2011
it also said the same thing for me 2 weeks ago when i bought my new imac 27 inch so yeah.............


macrumors Demi-God
Oct 2, 2016
That's just a message telling you that a custom built iMac takes longer to ship than the standard floor model which have the i5 CPU already built in.