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2012 iMac refresh ships with Retina MacBook

It wouldn’t be the first time we’ve heard about the new 2012 iMac shipping from suppliers, but this is exactly what we are hearing again today. Back in July we heard that the 2012 iMac refresh would be leaving factories in August, which we have been unable to confirm actually took place, but this week we’ve heard that the new iMac started mass shipping from the supply chain, so it might have been slightly delayed.

A new 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro has also joined the 2012 iMac as well, and according to insiders both are being shipped at the same time and should be reaching retailers very soon for consumers to get hands-on within the next month. This means the Apple keynote planned at an event later today could also feature details on the new iMac and smaller Retina MacBook Pro, which are both likely to have a release date in September or October.

It’s going to be a massive couple of months for Apple that should see a large number of new products and refreshes launched. This includes the 2012 iMac, slightly smaller Retina MacBook, a new iPod touch, and of course the new iPhone that should be revealed today at the confirmed event. If you need to know what time the Apple event will start today in your location, then see the worldwide start times here.

The last few weeks have seen users and retailers getting ready for the 2012 iMac, and the constant rumors have created a lot of frustration for potential buyers as well. How have you been getting prepared for the new iMac, and also let us know how long you been waiting for it to arrive? We might see a small announcement at the Apple event today, although both these products could also see a silent launch on the Apple Store as well.

At the end of last week we published some details on the 2012 iMac release date, and the chance that it would ship around the iPhone 5 release date. You can read more in that article here, but considering the event is today it looks like you won’t have much longer to wait until the new iMac finally arrives.

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