Update on 3/12/12: It’s finally here, the new iMac are available for purchase on Apple’s website so check them out now. The 21.5″ versions will ship in 1-3 business days while the 27.5″ versions will ship in 3-4 weeks time.
Christmas is around the corner and if you haven’t worked on your Christmas wish list yet, it’s time to start because those iMac that were announced about a month ago will be coming out in exactly two days. Announced at Apple’s very own event on 23 October 2012, the new iMac sports a crazily thin new frame to give it a sexy look with a powerful interior and it will be available on sale on 30 November 2012.
According to the news release issued by Apple, the 21.5” iMacwill be available through the Apple Online Store, retail stores and selected Apple Authorized Resellers while the 27” version will be available for order through the online store and will begin shipping in December. Fingers crossed that this will be a worldwide launch.
Hit the break for the press release.
iMac Available on November 30
CUPERTINO, California―November 27, 2012―Apple® today announced the all-new iMac® will be available on Friday, November 30. Featuring a stunning design, brilliant display with reduced reflection, faster processors and an innovative new storage option called Fusion Drive, the new iMac is the most advanced desktop Apple has ever made. The 21.5-inch iMac will be available through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers. The 27-inch iMac will be available for order through the Apple Online Store and will begin shipping in December.
Redesigned from the inside out, the new iMac packs high performance technology into an aluminum and glass enclosure that measures just 5 mm thin at its edge and features a reengineered display that reduces reflection by 75 percent. The new iMac includes 8GB of 1600 MHz memory, a 1TB hard drive, third generation quad-core Intel Core i5 processors that can be upgraded to Core i7, and the latest NVIDIA GeForce graphics processors that deliver up to 60 percent faster performance. Fusion Drive is an innovative new storage option that gives customers the performance of flash and the capacity of a hard drive by combining 128GB of flash with a standard hard drive to create a single storage volume that intelligently manages files to optimize read and write performance.
The 21.5-inch iMac is available with a 2.7 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.2 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M for a suggested retail price of $1,299 (US); and with a 2.9 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.6 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M for a suggested retail price of $1,499 (US). The 27-inch iMac is available with a 2.9 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.6 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M for a suggested retail price of $1,799 (US); and with a 3.2 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.6 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX for a suggested retail price of $1,999 (US).