According to a tip received by Macrumors and confirmed by Belgium-iPhone.be, Apple's newly introduced iMac will be available for sale starting this Wednesday, November 28. This is great news for those who are interested in purchasing the 21.5-inch model, as the 27-inch iMac is still not scheduled to arrive until sometime in December.
The Belgium site also states that the new iMac will be available for online purchase, and speculates that the 27-inch model will also be available for pre-order.
In addition, Macrumors reports that they were tipped off, claiming that iMacs will arrive in Apple Stores starting November 27. Since both the tipster and iPhone-Belgium.be lack any track record, we can't say whether this has any substance or if it is simply a guess. Fact is, it is indeed realistic, since 9to5Mac denied earlier rumors claiming Apple faces productivity issues that will push back the launch of the iMac models to 2013.
Another information leak published by Macrumors shows an email sent to resellers from a distributor, saying the new 21.5-inch iMac models are available to order today. Yet the "supply is extremely limited", which is in line with previous rumors about iMac supply shortages. The email lists four 21.5-inch iMac models: the MD093LL/A, MD094LL/A, MD095LL/A, and MD096LL/A.
Meanwhile, Apple has issued a press release informing its customers that the eagerly awaited 21.5-inch iMac will be available starting November 30:
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, 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.
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