“Apple is selling out of iPods across the world, not just in the US, and many Mac models are also seeing constraint, multiple sources have explained. In the UK, multiple industry sources have this morning confirmed the product’s running scarce, ‘we have been selling vast amounts of the whole range,’ one explained,” Jonny Evans reports for Macworld UK.
“Readers who have recently purchased dual 2.5GHz G5 Power Macs said they have now been told they’ll have to wait up to two months for their new Mac to ship. The delay on this product remains universal: ‘The G5 dual 2.5GHz is now flagged as six weeks,’ a reseller confirmed. They are in deep trouble still on this product,” Evans reports. “Another described the product as ‘unobtainable.'”
“Macworld Expo begins January 11, and the focus is on Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ keynote speech on January 12. The Mac world awaits this moment, and build times for all Apple products have climbed to three weeks, a reseller said. ‘All Apple products (apart from Xserve and Xserve RAID) have now been flagged as being on a three-week build time, taking us well into the new year before any more product is likely to ship,'” Evans reports.
“iMacs and iBooks continue to sell well in the UK. While iBook stock is scarce, the existing backlog on 20-inch iMac G5s should ‘clear by Christmas.’ 14-inch iBooks are ‘thin on the ground.’ Apple’s SuperDrive-equipped eMacs and 17-inch PowerBooks are also out of stock to channel, a source claimed,” Evans reports.
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