The hunt for Apple’s 2012 iMac is continuing and if you loved what you saw at the recent event, then you might be keeping an eye out for the iMac pre-order date expected at some point in November for the 21.5-inch model, and December 2012 for the 27-inch iMac. The fact that nothing has changed in the past couple of weeks is creating some doubt about the shipping month, and it is looking more likely that Apple has some problems with the 2012 iMac model.
You can see a screenshot below that had been taken from Apple’s online store, and this clearly shows the “available in” message for both display sizes, although we’re running out of days in November for the 21.5-inch new iMac. If we are to believe Apple that it will go up for order this month, then you can expect to see a pre-order for the first 2012 iMac arrive within 18 days.
Apple’s 2012 iMac could be experiencing supply problems — there is a growing belief that Apple might have to delay the release date for their new iMac refresh, and this has been signaled by the unchanging status on their official website. Users find it strange that Apple doesn’t even have an iMac up for order online, which has surprised some people who find it strange that you “cannot pre-order or customize an iMac right now“. Others feel “this isn’t right at all“, and while Apple confirmed there would be problems with meeting 2012 iMac demand, there is no reason for Apple to delay the launch other than supply issues, which is clear considering the holiday season is massive for sales.
Can you believe that you can’t buy an iMac on Apple’s website? Some people feel that an old or new model should be available to order right now, and considering most new products are revealed at an event, then pre-orders go live in a matter of days, it seems strange to wait so long before you can place a pre-order for the 2012 iMac.
Bottom-line: This is obviously speculation, but the fact that users are starting to question possible problems with supplying iMacs is enough to raise questions, although waiting right to the end of this month before you can order the 21.5-inch iMac might just be Tim Cook’s preference. You can read more about the storage options in our earlier article here. Are you checking most days to see if the 2012 iMac is up for pre-order?