Shipping estimates for Apple's iMacs have improved to days following delays of up to six weeks for the new models in February.

Estimated shipping times for both the 21.5in and 27in models of Apple's new iMacs have significantly improved this week. In the UK, you can now expect a wait of 5-7 business days for the 21.5in models, compared to the previous estimate of 3-4 weeks.

For the 27in model, customers will still need to wait 1-2 weeks before it ships, but this is a big improvement on the 4-6 weeks estimate shown on Apple's online store in February.

In the US, shipping estimates have improved even more, with all models available to ship in 1-3 business days, reports Apple Insider.


Apple has been suffering from shortages of its new iMacs since they launched in October, as CEO Tim Cook had warned. Those delays continued through January, with mass production issues relating to the lamination of the displays blamed for the lack of availability of the all-in-one desktop computers.

In early February, delays hit a high of up to six weeks, suggesting that manufacturing problems still remained, but this week's improvements indicate that supply constraints have eased as LG Display begins harnessing better yields for its iMac panels.

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