Previously estimated to ship in three or four weeks tops, Apple’s 27-inch iMacs this year are facing yet another delay. The Cupertino giant is now citing January as the estimated time of arrival.The hard-to-manufacture Late 2012 iMacs have already been delayed once, and it seems the high-end models are proving to be more elusive yet again.
Both the 2.9GHz and the 3.2GHz configurations are set to ship in January, according to the listings on Apple’s US store. Europe is still listing the old 3-4-week shipping window, but that’s hardly a luxury that EU customers have over American buyers.
Retailing for as much as $1,999 / €2,049 (in its most powerful configuration), the 27-inch iMac is equipped with 8GB of memory, a 1TB hard drive and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX graphics with 1GB of VRAM. As usual, build-to-order options are available from Apple’s online store.