|Apple is delaying European shipping times for the iMac even further, notes French site MacGeneration. At the company's online store, 21.5-inch models are now only slated to ship in 3 to 4 weeks, where previously the gap was 2 to 3. The situation is worse for 27-inch systems, which have been pushed from 3 to 4 weeks to 4 to 6.
US shipping times are so far unaffected, but could follow suit soon if recent trends continue. The China Times has claimed that iMac production problems were fixed in December, but so far supplies have remained extremely limited. The current situation is more in keeping with comments by Apple CEO Tim Cook, who said that shipments would stay low throughout the current quarter.