New 27-inch iMac shipping earlier in 2012

By Daniel Chubb - Dec 12, 2012

Just under 2 weeks ago we saw the new 2012 iMac go live for ordering after a long wait, which had apparently been due to production problems. We placed an order for the new 27-inch iMac, part of the late 2012 refresh, and received a shipping estimate that stated our new iMac could ship up to “02 Jan, 2013 by standard shipping“. This is for an order that had been placed within 5 minutes of ordering going live for the first time, although today we received a shipping notification for our 2012 iMac with a delivery date.

You can see a screenshot of the shipment notification below, which has certain parts blanked out for privacy reasons. Our new 27-inch iMac will be shipping earlier to our UK address, when compared to what we were first quoted as an estimate, and this is obviously good news. We’re sure a number of PR readers are now receiving shipping notices from the Apple Store, so feel free to leave a comment below if you’re also receiving your 2012 iMac before Christmas.


2012 iMac shipping dates will vary by configuration – it is worth noting that delivery dates will vary by the configuration chosen when ordering, so if you didn’t add too much extra and ordered right away then you should receive a shipping notification soon, or you might already have one. The 21.5-inch models were shipping right away, and it is the bigger 27-inch displays that had a longer shipping time.

Did you order the new 2012 iMac right away, and are you still waiting for an exact shipping date? Our new iMac configuration included a 27-inch screen, 1TB Fusion Drive, 16GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM, 2.9GHz Quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz, and also NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M graphics with 512MB GDDR5 memory. Feel free to share your 2012 iMac configuration, when you received a shipping notification, and what part of the world you are in? If you want to see an internal review of the 2012 iMac then take a look at this article.

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  • Al C

    Ordered 30/11/12

    It still shows 28th to 4th Jan for me, Ordered as a xmas present for the wife.

    3.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM-2X4GB, 1TB Fusion Drive, NVIDIAGeFrc GTX 680MX 2G GDDR5

  • Austin

    What are average wait times once your credit has been charged? I believe they only charge your credit once the build of your Mac begins.

  • Kho

    27″ iMac i5 with 1TB Fusion drive, magic track pad, and 8gb ram. Ordered day of launch. Dispatched today. Delivers before 21st Dec. Very excited!

  • CherryHintonBlue

    Ordered first morning, got original delivery estimate of 27th December, now updated as being on the way for delivery on the 20th. Woo, and indeed, hoo! (UK)

  • billy

    Shipment confirmation on 27 imac. Ordered early first day.

  • Gocsan

    Following on from my comment below, my order status has just changed to Preparing for Shipment!

  • Gocsan

    Ordered a 27″ 3.2ghz quad core i5, 8GB RAM, 1TB fusion drive, nvidia GeForce GTX 680mx 2GB around 11am UK time on 30th Nov. Expected delivery is 27th-28th Dec. Still says processing items.

  • I got my order in to Apple around noon on the first day, and I’m still showing as shipping in January.

    3.2GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
    8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM-2X4GB
    1TB Fusion Drive
    Apple WL Kybd

  • I ordered a 27″ 3.4GHz i7, 3TB Fusion, GTX680M, 8GB (have 32GB from Crucial) & Superdrive. Placed the order within 5 minutes of it being available on the UK store. Original delivery date was 28th-31st December. Shipped today; now due by the 21st. I’m well chuffed 🙂

    • Bea

      I ordered my 27″ iMac the first night they were on sale, about an hour after they went on sale. Mine still says arriving between the 21st and the 25th. I haven’t gotten a “shipped” notification yet. I can’t wait to get it.

      • Bea

        I should add I say night because I’m on the East Coast in the USA. They went on sale at midnight on the Pacific Coast, which is 3 hours behind East Coast time, so I ordered at 3:30 a.m.

    • Woohoo! It’s arrived!

  • nobody

    Ordered in England a few days ago:
    3.2GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5, 16GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM-2X8GB, 1TB Fusion Drive, NVIDIAGeFrc GTX 675MX 1G GDDR5

    And an iPad3 🙂

    Order is still being processed so don’t have a delivery date as yet….

  • I ordered my 27″ iMac in 12/07/12. Did not get a shipping notification yet. My configuration is: 3.4GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz, 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM – 2x4GB (adding more when it arrives),1TB Fusion Drive, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX 1GB GDDR5. I am from the beer drinking state of Wisconsin, in the USA. I am super excited….this is my very first Mac computer!