Menu
Apple CEO: Expect delays for new thinner iMacs

Apple CEO: Expect delays for new thinner iMacs

Significant shortage of new iMacs expected

With the 21.5in iMac due to launch in November, and the 27in iMac launching in December you may be hoping to be in with a chance of getting one of Apple's new thinner iMacs in time for Christmas.

Your chances don't look good.

During the financial results conference call with analysts Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that: "We will have a significant shortage there."

"The iMac will be constrained in a significant way. There will be a short amount of time during the quarter to build them," he said.

The reason for the shortages appears to be connected to the new screen lamination process, first identified as a challenge by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo back in July. Kuo noted that the new screen lamination process for the redesigned iMac is more difficult with the 27in model, and suggested that as a result it would launch 6-8 weeks after the 21.5in option. The larger iMac will indeed launch a month after the 21.5-inch model, notes Apple Insider.

Follow Karen Haslam on Twitter / Follow MacworldUK on Twitter

Related:

Analyst: New iMac to help Apple recover from disastrous Q4 desktop sales

Apple about to introduce new iMac... but it wont have a retina display

New 13in Retina MacBook Pro and Ivy Bridge iMac to arrive September - analyst

This is Tim: Cook on Apple's fourth-quarter earnings, the iPad mini, and more


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags AppleMachardware systemsmac laptopslaptops

Featured

Slideshows

Tech industry comes out in force as Lancom turns 30

Tech industry comes out in force as Lancom turns 30

A host of leading vendors and customers came together to celebrate the birthday of Lancom Technology in New Zealand, as the technology provider turned 30.

Tech industry comes out in force as Lancom turns 30
The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ

Partners are actively building out security practices and services to match, yet remain challenged by a lack of guidance in the market. This exclusive Reseller News Roundtable - in association with Sophos - assessed the making of an MSSP, outlining the blueprint for growth and how partners can differentiate in New Zealand.

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ
Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018

Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018

The leading players of the New Zealand channel came together to celebrate a year of achievement at the inaugural Reseller News Platinum Club lunch in Auckland. Following the Reseller News Innovation Awards, Platinum Club provides a platform to showcase the top performing partners and start-ups of the past 12 months, with more than ​​50 organisations in the spotlight.​​​

Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018
Show Comments