If you’re in the market for a new Apple iMac computer, some good news on shipping has turned up. It appears that Apple has finally caught up with the demand for its new generation iMac computers. Until a few days ago, ship times for a new 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMac computers were listed as two to four weeks depending on the size.
Apple’s website has now been updated to reflect shipping availability of only 1 to 3 business days for all versions of the new iMac. Previously the 21.5-inch iMac had a delay of up to three weeks while the larger 27-inch iMac could take as long as four weeks to ship. Supplies of these computers have been constrained since they launched in November and December.
Apple CEO Tim Cook previously blamed low Q1 Mac sales on poor supply for the new iMac machines among other products. The new iMacs are significantly thinner than the previous generation and use a new screen lamination process. That screen lamination process is thought to be a contributing factor to the early shipping delays for the machines.
Apple lists to versions of the 21.5-inch machine as shipping in one to three business days. Both machines have 8 GB of memory, 1 TB of storage, and Nvidia GeForce GT 640M graphics. The difference between the two is the machine selling for $1299 has a 2.7 GHz Intel Core i5 processor while the other $1499 unit has a 2.9 GHz processor. The 27-inch machine features 8 GB of RAM, 1 TB of storage, and Nvidia GeForce GTX 660M graphics. The difference between the two available 27-inch models comes in the processor. The $1799 iMac has a 2.9 GHz Core i5 while the $1999 version has a 3.2 GHz processor.