If you’re thinking about purchasing a shiny new iMac soon, you may want to hold off for just a bit. The Apple trend to look for when a possible refresh is coming for a product is when its supply starts to shrink. This happened with the MacBook Pro and iPad before newer versions were released and now 9to5 Mac has been tipped off that iMac supplies are starting to dry up, so a possible refresh could be looming.
The new iMacs could be sporting Sandy Bridge processors and Thunderbolt I/O ports when the new models roll out and may launch sometime between late April and early May. One of the sources took the above screen shot showing the dwindling iMac supplies. Apparently this is confirmed from multiple sources in both the U.S. and in Asia.
The U.S. source says that not only are the iMac supplies running low, but the component parts are getting scarce too. This is another clue that a possible refresh is coming soon. So just hold out for a little while longer if you’re in the market for a new iMac, because new models could be on their way. We’ll keep you updated as more info is revealed.
[via 9to5 Mac]