With recent iMac rumours suggesting the all in one computer had been delayed until early 2013, Apple has revealed that the 2012 iMac will land sooner than expected with the high-end device to steal some of Nintendo’s thunder and share this Friday’s Nintendo Wii U release date.
Suggesting the 21.5-inch model code be made available earlier than its larger sibling, Apple has revealed that the 27-inch model will not ship until an undisclosed date in December.
“The 21.5-inch iMac will be available through the Apple Online Store, Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorised Resellers,” an official statement from the copy said. “The 27-inch iMac will be available for order through the Apple Online Store and will begin shipping in December.”
2012 Apple iMac Specs
Available in two screen size variants, the new Apple iMac is set to hit retailers later this week in both 21.5-inch and 27-inch forms. Featuring an all new form factor and revamped innards, the 2012 Apple iMac refresh is the biggest overhaul to the iconic all-in-one for a number of years.
Lining up a mere 5mm thin at its narrowest edge, the new iMac boasts a brushed aluminium and glass construction with the redesigned device helping reduce on-screen reflections by 75 per cent over previous models.
Available in a variety of specs, all models include 8GB of 1600 MHz memory and a 1TB hard drive as standard with a selection of Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processor options available on both screen options. NVIDIA GeForce graphics processors also feature for improved visuals.
2012 Apple iMac Release Date and Price
With a new 2012 Apple iMac release date now confirmed for November 30, those looking to snap up a new device have a variety of pricing options with Apple iMac prices running from £1,099 up to £1,699 depending on spec and size.
Kicking things off at the more affordable end of the spectrum, the entry level 21.5-inch new iMac with a 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor that features Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.2GHz plays host to a £1,099 price tag. Those looking to plump for the 2.9GHz Core i5 offering with Turbo Boost speeds of 3.6GHz will need to part ways with £1,249.
For those looking to make the jump to a 27-inch display, the base 2.9GHz Intel Core i5 model will set you back £1,499 with the top end 3.2GHz Core i5 option with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.6GHz going for a hefty £1,699.