Apple iMacs to Arrive on Time, Says New Report
Apple's super-thin iMacs may be delayed, said a Nov. 19 report, citing sources, and was later debunked by another tech site, also citing sources.Apple's newest 21.5- and 27-inch iMacs are on track to meet their respective November and December sales dates, according to a Nov. 19 report from 9to5Mac. The report refutes an earlier media report of a design-related issue potentially preventing the all-in-ones from arriving before the holidays. "Our sources say that Apple is already shipping new 21.5-inch iMacs to its distribution hubs across the United States and several other countries around the world," 9to5Mac reported. It added that while the 27-inch iMacs also seem to still be launching in December, as promised, "our sources say that there is a high chance that they will be available to order from Apple's online store at the same time, or around the same time, as the 21.5-inch models." MacBidouille, a French Apple news site, had reported earlier the same day that it learned from a "commercial source" that the 21.5-inch iMac was scheduled for a Nov. 27 release but was facing delays that might have gift-givers offering holiday IOUs.
"Apple seems to have more problems than expected because of the new manufacturing process of these iMacs, which passes through a system of welding of aluminum under a high-pressure system [similar to that] used to assemble the wings of some aircraft, such as the Airbus A380," MacBidouille (loosely) reported, according to a translation from Google.