21.5” iMac Shipping Time Slips to 3 Weeks

Formerly available in 7-10 business days; yield rates fail to improve

It’s not only the 27-inch iMac that takes a long time to ship but also the 21.5-inch version now, according to the latest update on store.apple.com. The new all-in-ones take between two and three weeks to arrive now.

If you place an order for a 21.5-inch iMac (Late 2012) right now you’ll be lucky if you receive it in early February, but chances are you’ll be getting it a tad later. Apple currently cites a 2-3 week waiting time for shipping.

To be noted that this quota is actually worse than the one before. The systems were previously available to ship in 7-10 business days, so something is happening.

The 27-inch models remain stuck at 3-4 weeks. Apple has previously said that the technologies employed to make the new iMacs were new, thus slowing down production.

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