There likely won’t be long, iPhone-like, lines, but there’s sure to be some die-hard Mac fans looking forward to Tuesday.
According to MacRumors, who reported the information from Belgium-iPhone.Lesoir.be, only the 21.5″ iMac will become available either Tuesday, or sometime this week. The 27-inch model is still on schedule for a December release.
The beautiful new iMac has kept rumor sites and tech blogs guessing on when we can actually get our hands on one. Apple originally said they would become available in November, and it appears like they will just make that deadline.
MacRumors is also reporting that you will be able to preorder the new iMac online Tuesday as well.
And if new iMacs are coming out this week, there might be a chance that iTunes 11 could also be released. The latest version of iTunes was delayed earlier this month. An Apple spokesperson said the software wasn’t up to snuff quite yet and “they wanted to get it right.”
The eighth-generation iMac is extremely thing and very sexy in design. It’s 80 percent thinner, which was largely helped in part to having no CD disc drive.
The new iMac, which comes in 21.5-inch and 27-inch sizes, features a full lamination design that utilizes a process called Plasma deposition. This allowed Apple to apply anti-reflecting coating to a mere nanometer thickness. The significantly thinner design takes off about 8 pounds from its previous generation.
The 21.5-inch version ships in November for $1299; the 27-inch version starts at $1799.
Those prices can go up, depending on what kind of hard drive you end up buying with it. Alongside the new iMac, Apple released its new Fusion Drive — a hybrid storage drive that uses both a traditional hard drive and a solid-state hard drive. The latter of the two runs your operating system and bigger apps that you designate, such as Adobe Photoshop or Apple Aperture, while the traditional hard drive is primarily used for storage.