Apple iMac: new models out 3 May?

Shipping delays point to release of beefed-up desktop

New machines set to get Sandy Bridge processors and Thunderbolt connectivity.

The new Apple iMac could be on shelves as soon as Tuesday 3 May. That’s because Apple is stopping the shipping of current models to stores this week, according to an inside source speaking with 9to5Mac.

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This has been backed up by anecdotal evidence from users looking to buy an iMac now, only to find shipping has been delayed until after 2 May. With Apple a fan of unleashing new kit on Tuesdays, it’s not too much of a leap to suggest we’ll see the new machines on 3 May.

The new iMac is expected to come with Intel’s new Sandy Bridge processors and Thunderbolt I/O, following in the footsteps of the recently updated MacBook pro range.

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Via 9to5Mac