A report today says that recent production problems with the 2012 iMac may have been largely solved, suggesting that supply constraints may soon be easing.
– [T]he company’s Taiwanese component suppliers noted that the assembling conformity rate for the new iMac has been improved and mass production started in December 2012. Sales of the device may be boosted in 1Q 2013.
– As new products will usually see orders peak within the first four months after they are launched, the shipments of the new iMac are expected to remain stable through 1Q 2013.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said during last week’s analyst call that iMac shipments would remain constrained through Q1.
Currently 27-inch iMac models are showing delivery times of 3-4 weeks, with the 21.5-inch models showing 2-3 weeks.