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Apple's 27-inch iMac faces production issues

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Jan 13, 2013 at 02:21pm IST

New Delhi: Apple's 27-inch iMacs seem to be facing a lot of issues. According to Apple's online store, the 27-inch iMac is expected to ship in 3-4 weeks, a long time compared to the 21.5-inch iMacs, which are available to ship in 7-10 business days.

According to a report by DigiTimes, this is because LG Display is facing problems in the mass production of the 27-inch iMac. The problem seems to come from full lamination issues when producing the panels. While Apple is able to ship 300,000 to 400,000 units of the 21.5-inch iMac, it is only able to ship 100,000 units a month of the 27-inch iMac.

The latest iMacs were launched back in November. At an event in October, Apple unveiled the completely new iMac with a new design, improved display with reduced reflection, third generation Intel quad-core processors, NVIDIA graphics and a new storage option termed as Fusion Drive. Apple has stressed that the new iMac is the most advanced desktop Apple has ever made.

Apple's 27-inch iMac faces production issues

According to a report by DigiTimes, this is because LG Display is facing problems in the mass production of the 27-inch iMac.

Redesigned from the inside out, the new iMac is built of an aluminium and glass enclosure with up to 40 per cent less volume than its predecessor and an edge that measures 5mm. As per an official statement by the company, the new iMac also features a completely re-engineered display that reduces reflection by 75 per cent while maintaining colour and contrast.

In the new design, the cover glass is laminated to the LCD and an anti-reflective coating is applied using a plasma deposition process. Apple claims that every iMac display is individually calibrated using an advanced spectroradiometer.

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