“A Digitimes report this morning claims we’ll be waiting longer yet, claiming iMac component supplies will only begin shipping later this month with a new model scheduled for release in October, but this doesn’t make sense to me,” Evans reports. “Apple will introduce OS X Mountain Lion later this month. Surely it makes more sense to introduce a new iMac at around the same time? This would benefit from the extra attention paid to the new OS, and would also help Apple draw a little benefit from the educational PC replacement cycle of late summer.”
Evans reports, “A second reason: Apple is expected to introduce the iPhone 5 by October. Any product introduced alongside this will not get the media attention it may deserve… A third reason: There’s some speculation Apple plans an attack on the Android tablet market with the release of a $299 7-inch iPad.”
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Apple ramping up production of new iMac with Retina display for October launch, say sources – July 3, 2012