AppleInsider is reporting that Apple is telling their third-party vendors an iMac shortage is on the way. This of course, means the iMac could soon receiving a refresh. In particular, a person familiar with the matter says the Mac maker is informing some of its distributors not to expect any further stock of the entry […]
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iMac Shipments Running Dry, Refresh Soon?

AppleInsider is reporting that Apple is telling their third-party vendors an iMac shortage is on the way. This of course, means the iMac could soon receiving a refresh.

In particular, a person familiar with the matter says the Mac maker is informing some of its distributors not to expect any further stock of the entry level 21.5-inch, 3.06GHz iMac, implying that production of that model has ceased.

Meanwhile, those with ties to the company’s stateside reseller channels are being advised to sell through their stock of all existing iMac models and to keep their inventories as lean as possible for the next few weeks.

This news follows a recent report from HardMac claiming that the MacPro and iMac could be seeing a refresh as soon as the “end of summer.” The iMac may also be equipped with USB 3.0 and faster FireWire.

The iMac last saw a refresh last October, where the new widescreen models were introduced.

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