Extended shipping estimates add fuel to rumors of new iMac at WWDC
Apple is rumored to be unveiling an updated iMac in just under two weeks at this year’s virtual World Wide Developers Conference, with reports from multiple sources claiming we may see a full redesign of the machine that would mark the first major design overhaul since 2012.
Now, stock checks of Apple.com are adding fuel to the rumors of a new machine nearing launch, with availability checks for the 27-inch iMac showing shipping estimates have slipped so far into the future that some new orders placed online today won’t be arriving until as far as early July.
Extended shipping estimates are typically a clear sign that new hardware is ready to launch, with stock of iPads, MacBooks and iPhones usually dwindling a couple of weeks before a new model is introduced.
It appears that the 27-inch iMac is the only machine currently showing the expected shipping date of between June 26 and July 3, although in-store pick-up options for customers who are able to visit one of Apple’s recently reopened Apple Stores still remain widely available.
New iMac incoming at WWDC. iPad Pro design language, with Pro Display like bezels. T2 chip, AMD Navi GPU, and no more fusion drive
— Sonny Dickson (@SonnyDickson) June 9, 2020
The Apple Post reported yesterday that leaker Sonny Dickson had claimed a redesigned iMac with slim bezels is being prepared for launch, with the technophile saying the design of the new hardware will follow the same language of that found on the iPad Pro, with Pro Display like bezels, a T2 chip and an AMD Navi GPU, without a fusion drive.
Reputable leaker Jon Prosser suggested last month Apple had a new iMac, as well as updated AirPods, ready to be released “at any time,” so it is possible that the new model rumored to be unveiled this month at WWDC is the same machine that Prosser had mentioned in May.