There have been a few rumors over the last week or two claiming that Apple’s new ultra-thin iMacs won’t be available in stores until 2013 due to production issues with the display and other components.
Rumors of the delay are probably false though, as a new report claims production is still on track for 2012, but initial supply will be fairly low.
John Paczkowski of AllThingsD claims that Apple’s new desktop machines will be shipping this year as planned. The 21.5-inch iMac should be available by the end of November, and the 27-inch iMac is slated to arrive in December.
AllThingsD does note that Apple is expecting shortages, just like Tim Cook mentioned during Apple’s last earnings call when he told investors supply will “be constrained for the full quarter in a significant way.” It appears that Apple doesn’t plan to have plenty of iMacs in stock until 2013, but consumers should still see them hit stores sometime this year.