Frustration is certainly a word 2012 iMac shoppers feel right now, and after the Apple event we thought our new iMac pre-order would have been in right away. This hasn’t been the case thanks to just a month being displayed when they’d be available to order. As we all know the month for the new 21.5-inch iMac had been November 2012, but strangely this month has just 5 days left including today, so Apple need to change something or come out and state the 2012 iMac might actually be a 2013 iMac.
The 2012 iMac problem for some people – while some of us kept hold of our existing desktop computer, it seems other people were not so wise and sold their current setup after seeing the November shipping claim on Apple’s website. One of PR’s readers explained they sold their “2007 iMac last week“, and they want the new 27-inch iMac that is due in December 2012. Other people have been saving up over months for the new iMac and a 2012 release date has really dragged on for them.
Shock considering we have just 5 days left including today – if we’re to see the 2012 iMac in 21.5 inches this month, then what are Apple playing at leaving it this long into the month with no announcement at all? We know Apple doesn’t like to comment on speculation and rumors, but communication is key when people are selling computers for a 2012 iMac. If we see these dates slip, then some people will ask why this delay hadn’t been mentioned sooner?
With only 5 days left in November it won’t be long before we know if the shipping date is going to change, and if it does change then we’d like to know why Apple left the current date unchanged for so long? It will be interesting to see if Apple bothers to give a reason why the pre-order process is taking so long, and if Apple has had problems knowing when they can deliver the new iMacs?
Our confidence had been restored for the 2012 iMac release date 6 days ago, which came from insiders claiming the orders would go live by the end of this month, although with this month almost over our confidence is slowly dwindling.
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