We know that the subject that many of you want to hear about at the moment is when the new Apple iMac for 2011 will be here. We’ve been reporting on this for some time and today we reckon the new iMac refresh release is closer still as there appear to be low stocks in the UK and one international company is discounting the present models.
In one of our first stories about an iMac refresh we anticipated they would be with us some time in late April or early May and more recently we told how current stocks of iMacs are diminishing in some areas, usually a sign that a new model is imminent. Then only 3 days ago we informed readers that new models could be here as early as next week after news that Apple was to stop supplying resellers with current models this week. As Apple product launches usually arrive on a Tuesday or Wednesday May 3 or 4 looked likely.
Now we hear from Seth Weintraub over on 9to5Mac that the UK is currently low on stocks of present iMac models and that the shipping time of 2 business days that is now listed would put the time about right for the May 3 or 4 launch that we speculated. Friday and Monday in the UK are both public holidays so this would fit nicely with a May 4 release.
Another clue that new models are imminent comes with news reported by PC Authority, which tells how Dick Smith, Australia, an electronics retailer, is currently offering a 10% in-store discount on current models of iMacs. Discounts on Apple products are pretty rare so this is another sign that new models may be just around the corner. This is all speculation of course, as is the fact that most of us reckon the new iMacs will have the latest Thunderbolt technology and Sandy Bridge processors, but we do think the chances are pretty good.
You may also be interested in our previous articles on what features people would like to see on the new iMacs and also how much people would be willing to pay for improvements. Are you waiting for the iMac 2011 refresh? Why not let us know with your comments.
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