January launch delayed by three to four weeks.
Apple has delayed the launch of the new 27-inch iMac model by up to three to four weeks.
The company's latest shipping estimate estimates a ship time of three to four weeks, which would see consumers receiving their new, thin iMac in early to mid-February.
In December, Apple confirmed a launch time frame of January. Though this has been pushed a little for current orders, those who ordered during the opening stages of last month are expected to have their orders fulfilled during January.
The new 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMacs became available for pre-order on November 30. The latter had originally showcased a ship time of two to three weeks, but soon after increased to three to four weeks. The former model, meanwhile, showcases a shipping schedule of 7 to 10 business days.
During Apple's fourth-quarter earnings call on October 25, CEO Tim Cook said supplies of the new iMac models will be "constrained" during the rest of 2012, subsequently resulting in a "significant shortage."