It looks like the original months that the 2012 iMac release date will fall in are likely to stick, if new unnamed sources are to be believed, which follows some doubts as the month dragged on with potential buyers doubting the 21.5-inch 2012 iMac would arrive, especially now there’s only 11 days left in this month. Apple hasn’t changed a thing from their original statement that the new iMacs would arrive this month and next, rather than the rumors of a delay after fears of production problems.
The proposal made 5 days ago certainly contradicted what we were told by Apple, and these claims have been refuted by this popular news website that focuses on all things Apple. They’ve offered some reassurance within the last 24 hours, and stated the iMac refresh for 2012 is “still on track“, and we should expect the ordering process to start by the end of this month. While this latest update is pretty vague on where the information has come from, we’d be more inclined to believe the latest rumor considering the reputation this Apple news website has built over the last couple of years.
Both 2012 iMac models on order at the same time — Apple currently state that the 21.5-inch model will be available for order this month, and the larger 27-inch will see a shipping date next month, but it is our understanding from the same insiders that there’s a chance of both of these new iMac models going up for order at the same time. One will ship almost right away, while you’ll be able to pre-order the 27-inch for shipping in December.
We’re also hearing from PR readers that have started purchasing refurbished 2011 iMacs, which is due to the long wait with strangely no new iMac to purchase on Apple’s store. This isn’t for everyone thanks to the old specs, and most people are happy to wait a few more days until the 2012 iMac goes up for order.
How often are you checking to see if the new 2012 iMac is available to order? It is worth noting that Apple have officially confirmed stock will be significantly limited, so it couldn’t be more important to be one of the first to order if you want your new iMac to ship this year. We’ll update our readers when the 2012 iMac is live for ordering, so keep connected to PR on Facebook and other social channels. You can also see a review here that shows the Fusion Drive vs. a normal hard drive, although this is showcased on a new Mac mini.