During this week, several online retailers in the United States announced that they no longer have the top-of-the-line iMac available in their inventory. The machine, which offers a 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of RAM, 500GB HD and GPUNVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS with 512MB of memory, also had its shipping period changed to a maximum of four days at the Apple Store Online , while the previous one was two days.
With inventories of the product gradually decreasing, it looks like it is about to be updated by Apple. Some online resellers – such as Amazon.com – even suggest that the current top-of-the-line iMac is about to be permanently removed from its databases, as searches for the product on its website do not bring results from the store itself, even that are currently unavailable for purchase.
O AppleInsider made contact recently with some North American resellers on the subject. While several did not have the top-of-the-line iMac available, some even suggested that stocks would be replenished soon, however there are strong chances that the 3.06GHz model is already in the process of being discontinued, as the superficial idea given by some establishments that it will no longer be produced.
In the table below, you can see that only the Apple Store Online has the top-of-the-line iMac available among Apple's leading North American resellers – in addition to its special store for the education sector. With the exception of him – and the missing white MacBook at Best Buy – the entire Ma line can be found at these outlets:
While the replacements announced by some establishments do not also involve the 3.06GHz iMac, it is likely that we are close to seeing the desktop all-in-one Apple win news. However, I do not believe he is the only Mac desktop to receive an update earlier this year, so the old rumor about an Apple event related to this subject is likely to be confirmed in March.