27-Inch iMac Shipping Time Already Pushed Back To 3-4 Weeks

27-Inch iMac Shipping Time Already Pushed Back To 3-4 Weeks

Apple started selling its all-new iMac online this morning, and shipping estimates for the 27-inch models have already been pushed back to 3-4 weeks. 27-inch models were shipping in 2-3 weeks only a few hours ago, but demand is already starting to put a strain on Apple’s first batch of inventory.

The 21.5-inch iMac is still shipping in 1-3 business days, but it looks like you may not be getting a 27-incher in time for the holidays.

Apple CEO Tim Cook warned us that the new iMac was going to be constrained in a “significant way” out of the gate, mainly due to the complicated manufacturing process it takes to put together such a sexy piece of machinery. After December, the iMac should start shipping faster in both screen sizes.

  • dcdevito

    Desktop computers are dead.

  • Constable_Odo

    Tim Cook seriously needs to get Apple’s supply chain in order or try to explain to Jony Ive something about not designing computers that are nearly impossible to build without taking inordinate amounts of time and effort.

  • dandy1117

    Wow, this is like the 4th obvious misreporting from Cult of Mac in a day. The 27″ iMac was always slated to ship in December. Apple announced that at the introduction press event.

  • technochick

    Tim Cook seriously needs to get Apple’s supply chain in order or try to explain to Jony Ive something about not designing computers that are nearly impossible to build without taking inordinate amounts of time and effort.

    I would rather they sold a solid machine with a finely hand calibrated display that takes a month to rebuild and ship than the crap that was slapped together in a few hours and sells for a couple hundred dollars.

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