iMac Shortages Hint At Apple Desktop Refresh

iMac stocks have run out in several Apple stores across the United States, suggesting that an Apple desktop refresh may be on the away, Apple-focused tech news site Mac Rumours has reported.

According to the report, shortages of both 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMac models in the Reserve and Pick Up category have been reported by Apple’s authorised retail store in Buffalo, New York and Apple’s Fifth Avenue retail outlet in New York City.

Apple has said that for any customers who have already purchased the system from Apple’s online store, there will be a minimum delivery time of 24 hours.

The news, first published by Apple Insider, suggests that the company may have halted production of its 3.06GHz 21.5-inch iMac.

Apple has announced that it is ready to ship a new hardware upgrade for its iMac within a few weeks to cover the shortages.

The upgraded versions is likely to be either the dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, or one of the quad-core Core i5 or i7 configurations.