Apple's fiscal first-quarter shipments said to rise by 434 percent quarter over quarter due to new iMac.
Apple's newly unveiled iMac could boost the company's desktop sales, according to one analyst. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in a research note that he expects Apple to report 264,000 desktop unit sales in its fiscal fourth quarter that ended in September.
The sales represent a 79 percent decline when compared to the same period in 2011. Kuo, however, believes Apple's fiscal first-quarter shipments will rise by 434 percent quarter over quarter due to the new iMac.
The computer itself is just 5mm thick at its edge and offers a new display that apparently reduces reflection by 75 percent. It boasts a quad-core Intel Core i5 CPU, Nvidia Kepler graphics, up to 32GB of RAM, and up to 3 TB of HDD storage or a 768 GB SSD.
The 21.5-inch version of the system will launch next month with prices starting at $1,299. A 27-inch model will release sometime during December with a starting price of $1,799.