Apple 27-inch iMac Faces Supply Shortage, Shipping to Start Only in February

By: Gizbot Bureau

The 27-inches iMacs from Apple is reportedly still facing production issues in terms of supply. The company has informed that shipping will start only after three to four weeks for new online orders. For the smaller models sized 21.5-inches, Apple has given estimates of 7 to 10 days.

Way before the actual launch of the iMac, the devices were projected to face severe supply shortage in 2013. This was due to the issues faced by the company in the display assembly process which consisted of laminating the display on the cover glass of the machine directly.

According to Digitimes, the supply of the 27-inches display panels is still much lower than the 21.5-inch ones due to the problems faced by LG Display which is the Apple supplier.

Apple 27-inch iMac Faces Supply Shortage

Due to the problems faced by LG Display, the shipments of the 27-inch iMacs have been restricted to just 100,000 units per month. However, the yield of new 21.5-inch models from Apple is flourishing, with the figure reaching upto 300,000-400,000 units per month.

Further, the report also claimed that LG Display is slowly bringing up the yield of the larger displays and that their availability will be higher from next month onwards. Improving the yield will remove the most prominent obstacle in the iMac production and will result in their higher availability as well as shorter periods for shipping estimates.

The new redesigned iMac differs from its predecessor in a number of ways especially due to the significant reduction in volume (by 40%). The changes brought into the current iMacs are due to the incorporation of advanced technologies such as the production of very thin and vibrant displays through lamination and advanced welding techniques.

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