Apple is finally letting word out that its new iMacs are indeed shipping this month. The 21-inch model will be available on Friday, November 30, while the 27-inch version will start shipping next month, according to the announcement.Barely respecting its self-imposed timeframe, Apple today confirmed that its sleek new iMacs are shipping on Friday, the last day of November.
“Apple today announced the all-new iMac will be available on Friday, November 30,” reads the press release.
After touting the key features, the text also includes a mentioning of the larger, 27-inch SKU, which is also shipping as planned – in December.
“The 27-inch iMac will be available for order through the Apple Online Store and will begin shipping in December,” Apple confirms.
A visit to Apple’s website yields no “buy” button as of yet, but you can expect it to appear this Friday as the Apple Online Store gets taken down for maintenance.
For those who haven’t gotten a chance to document themselves on the new iMac, Apple says its enclosure takes up 40 percent less space but packs more raw computing power than you could ever hope for in an all-in-one PC.
The new iMac comes with 8GB of 1,600 MHz memory as standard, a 1TB hard drive, third-generation quad-core Intel Core i5 processors (upgradable to Core i7), the newest NVIDIA GeForce graphics solution with up to 60 percent faster performance, and Fusion Drive.
Fusion Drive combines the benefits of solid state storage and hard disk platters into one powerful drive that intelligently manages files to optimize read and write performance.
The 2012 iMac will retail for $1,299 in America and €1.349 throughout Europe. There’s a good chance Apple will have extremely limited stock, which is why we encourage anxious customers to be prepared for ordering first thing Friday morning.