Apple warned us that supplies of its new iMac would be extremely limited this year, and it hasn’t taken long for its initial stock pile to diminish. The 27-inch all-in-one, that was once shipping in “3-4 weeks,” now won’t be sent out until January via the Apple online store.
Apple’s original 3-4 week estimate would have meant that early orders for the 27-inch iMac should be shipped out before the end of December. If you didn’t get your order in before today, however, you’ll be waiting until we’re into the new year before it arrives on your doorstep.
That’s hardly a surprise given the supply constraints Apple is currently facing, which are expected to last into the new year. The 21.5-inch model is a little easier to manufacturer thanks to its smaller display, which means its more readily available. That’s currently ready to ship in 7-10 business days.