New iMac Could Boost Apple's Flagging Desktop Sales

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.

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  • assasin32
    "according to one analyst" this is how you know right away the article is going downhill fast. The word "analyst" is a dead give away.
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  • amuffin
    I dunno, all I can say is that thing is THIN. :O
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  • bllue
    At least $600 too expensive
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  • jhansonxi
    Their desktop sales are probably being cannibalized by their mobile sales, the same as the rest of the industry. I doubt a new model or Win8 will affect their desktop sales much, especially in the current economy.
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  • bllue
    At least $600 too expensive
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  • amuffin
    I dunno, all I can say is that thing is THIN. :O
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