The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
Initial iMac Availability To Be Limited, Sources Say

Apple Expo - Initial iMac Availability To Be Limited, Sources Say

by , 6:15 AM EDT, August 31st, 2004

PARIS, FRANCE - Apple dealers are being told that flat-panel iMac G5s will be in very limited supply until late-November, early-December. Apple introduced the new iMac today to cheering crowds during the Apple Expo keynote in Paris, France.

Independent dealers say that the flow of new iMacs will be a "trickle" when they initially become available in mid-September. TMO was also told that the 17" model will be most readily available unit in the beginning, and that 20" models will be virtually non-existent when the iMac G5 first ships in mid-September.

Supply constraints should ease across the product line in late-November or early-December.

Dealers were not given specific reason for supply constraints, but were told that Apple will be shipping the new iMacs one at a time from manufacturing facilities in Asia. Apple has similarly turned to air-freight shipping to meet initial demand with other product rollouts in the past.

You can find the iMac G5 product line at the Apple Store. You can find additional details on the iMac at Apple's iMac Web site.

Recent Headlines - Updated April 21st

Sat, 9:02 PM
3 Free iOS Apps To Unleash the Music In You
10:30 AM
Yet Another 25 Tips for Mastering iPhone Photography
Fri, 7:25 PM
Look Out Apple Haters, Android’s Monopoly on Large Screens Will End
5:20 PM
Why Apple Didn’t Try to Copy Google Glass
4:30 PM
Menu Bars Of The Stars
4:12 PM
How to Streamline System Preferences on Your Mac
2:56 PM
Microsoft Pilot Program Allows Developers to Respond to App Reviews
1:15 PM
Tavik’s Zippered Folio Case for iPad Air is Built for Travel
1:13 PM
Apple Maps Misses Your Coffee Shop, but Finds Loch Ness Monster
12:55 PM
Online Privacy: Track Which Apps Access Your Personal Information
10:56 AM
Judge Denies Rockstar Consortium’s Bid to Move Google Patent Fight to Troll Town
9:25 AM
Dropbox gets Deeper into Photo Management with Loom Purchase
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!