iMac Shipping Delay: A few days ago, we brought you this story: Is the 21.5 Inch Apple Inc. iMac Facing Production Issues? It appears that there were some minor issues surrounding production problems, which pushed back shipping times for consumers in many parts of the world. It may not seem like a huge deal on the surface, but to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) it is a major problem.
Fortunately, it appears that things are beginning to clear up in this department for the Cupertino-based company.
There is a report from BrightWire, citing Taiwanese news source China Times, that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iMac production capacity shortage issues have been solved. As if this is not news enough, the same report suggests that the company is projecting strong sales for the product in Q1 2013.
With how poorly things have been going for the company over the past few days, this would be good news.
Here is a complete overview from BrightWire, shedding light on the past production problems and what the future holds in this regard:
“Apple CEO Tim Cook ascribed the slumping sales of iMac to suppliers’ limited production capacity.”
“However, the company’s Taiwanese component suppliers noted that the assembling conformity rate for the new iMac has been improved and mass production started in December 2012. Sales of the device may be boosted in 1Q 2013.”
“As new products will usually see orders peak within the first four months after they are launched, the shipments of the new iMac are expected to remain stable through 1Q 2013.”
How does Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) CEO Tim Cook feel about supply and demand issues and the effect on sales?