Apple unveiled an all new lineup of iMacs – the eighth generation of desktop alongside iPad Mini and MacBook Pro with Retina Display at the special media event on October 23, 2012.
At the time of launch, it was reported that the base 21.5 inch iMac priced at Rs 85,900 will start shipping in November and the base 27 inch model for Rs 99,990 will arrive in December.
However, it seems like the iMacs will not hit the retail shelves at the above mentioned dates as there is a rumors claiming that the device will be delayed till 2013.
According to a French blog MacBidouille, retail sources have revealed that the new desktop computers will not arrive on November 27 as expected and that they may not be available until early 2013. The reports blames welding process for the delay of iMacs and this welding is necessary for the redesigned display that makes the iMac thinner than before.
Also, Tim Cook claimed that there would be a shortage in the all-in-one PC at Apple's quarterly earnings conference call, but declined to disclose more details about the same.
Talking about specs, iMac will come in two variants – 27 inch LED IPS display with 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution and 21.5 inch LED IPS display with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution both with a full lamination design with 75% reduced reflection.
The all-in-one PC features third generation quad-core Intel Core i5 processors that can be upgraded to Core i7 accompanied with faster NVIDIA GeForce processor, 8GB of 1600MHz memory and a 1TB hard drive.
Apple has also announced a brand new form of storage for the iMac dubbed as Fusion Drive, which fuses a 128GB SSD hard drive along with a 1TB or 3TB HDD to increase the speed and efficiency of the iMac’s hard drive. Moreover, the device has a micro SD card slot, four USB 3 ports and two Thunderbolt ports.