Rumor Of iMac Delays

November 14, 2012

Hope this isn’t true. Rumor that due to manufacturing difficulties (probably that “friction-stir welding” business with the aluminum case), the recently-announced 2012 iMacs could be delayed from November / December availability to next year.

This would be not totally unsurprising, given the iTunes delay and my earlier speculation that something’s going awry with the supply chain. But it would be really bad as the iMac would be unavailable for the huge holiday quarter – and the next quarter’s earnings announcement really needs to be a solid one.

Maybe some holiday gift-receivers would be okay with a new iPad and a desktop stand instead…