Apple's all-new, all thin iMac will be available for your purchasing pleasure starting November 30. The 21.5-inch model will be available through Apple Online, Apple Retail, and select Apple resellers, while the 27-inch model will be available for order through Apple Online and will ship sometime in December (no word on in-store availability for that model). Lest we forget the details, originally announced over a month ago at the October iPad and Mac event, Apple (opens in new tab) has issued a press release to remind us:
Apple is using a process called "friction stir welding" to adhere the iMac front panels to the casings at the molecular level, and rumor has it that's not the easiest thing to do at commercial scale. Supplies might be constrained going into the new year, so if you've been waiting on the new iMac, shop early and shop fast.
Anyone planning on picking one up?
Source: Apple (opens in new tab)
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so on Apple's website, "available in November" really meant, on the last day of the month you can configure and purchase... that is really too bad
I will be ordering the 27 inch with the i7 and fusion drive. Looking forward to this beautiful all in one!
Lol they waited til the last day, same with iTunes 11? I hate my iMac right now, it freezes everyday. I think time machine is the culprit.
I'm looking forward to the 27" all tricked out--especially need the larger hard drive!
as Eric implied I'm in shock that any one able to profit $4673 in 1 month on the computer. have you seen this website PIE21.ℂOℳ
correct me if im wrong but isnt the Itunes refresh suppose to happen in November as well? I remember visiting the site and it got pushed back from October....
I don't see why Apple neglects the DVD/Blu Ray drives. Yeah, that thin design looks nice, but I need those drives. That's literally the only thing keeping me from switching to Mac.
I'm frustrated that Apple thought it smart to reduce functionality by removing the DVD drive just for the sake of thinness when desktop thinness is not a priority. I'm going to upgrade anyhow. Would be helpful to know what the expected option costs are, e.g. How much is the 2TB / fusion drive upgrade? Other upgrades?
For those missing the optical drive on the new iMac (and the rest of the Mac line for that matter). While I'm sure the thinness played a part in the decision to drop the optical drive I doubt it was the only part or even the main part. In the mind of Apple, they see the DVD and BluRay business as going the same way as the CD business, essentially going away. Remember, I don't believe Apple sells any DVD or BluRay movies but they do sell/rent movies via iTunes. ;) Also, if you really must have a DVD you can pick up an Apple Super Drive (DVD only) for $79. If you want a BluRay experience, I believe I've read a few forum posts regarding what BR players work with OS X.
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