Apple today clarified when it will make the new iMacs available finally, after keeping customers waiting about specific shipping timelines since their unveiling. The 21.5-inch iMac will ship on November 30, Apple said in a press release, with the 27-inch model coming in the more general time frame of “December,” with no more specific date attached.
When Apple announced the new iMacs in October at a special press event, the company said the 21-inch model would be available in November, with the 27-inch model following on in December. The new information puts a specific date for availability on the smaller version, which Apple says will be available to purchase in stores, through retail partners and through its official online store beginning November 30, which is this upcoming Friday.
The new iMacs feature refreshed internals, including Core i5 processors, s well as NVIDIA discrete graphics. They also feature a $1299 price-of-entry, as well as a significant case redesign that sheds a lot of weight and bulk from previous versions.
Started by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne, Apple has expanded from computers to consumer electronics over the last 30 years, officially changing their name from Apple Computer, Inc. to Apple, Inc. in January 2007. Among the key offerings from Apple’s product line are: Pro line laptops (MacBook Pro) and desktops (Mac Pro), consumer line laptops (MacBook Air) and desktops (iMac), servers (Xserve), Apple TV, the Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server operating systems, the iPod, the...