If you were hoping to receive a new 27-inch Retina 5K iMac for the holidays, we’ve got some bad news for you. Apple has just started informing some customers of an “unexpected delay” for orders placed as long ago as last month, according to 9to5Mac.
The $2,499 iMac was introduced in October. Since then, shipment dates for new orders have shown as “2 to 3 weeks.” It now looks like that isn’t accurate.Since then, shipment dates for new orders have shown as “2 to 3 weeks.”
In the email quoting an “unexpected delay” (pictured above), Apple added an extra 5-7 days to the “ships by” date and provided the reader with a new delivery estimate of Nov. 28 – Dec. 2, two weeks after the original Nov. 14 delivery estimate.
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