updated 05:15 pm EST, Tue February 2, 2010
Supply hiccups blamed on strong demand
An Apple spokesman has refuted suggestions that recent iMac shipping delays have been related to problems with the LCD panels. The supply interruptions were instead blamed on consumer demand that has exceeded expectations. Customers attempting to purchase the 27-inch model from Apple's online store have faced waiting times ranging from one to three weeks.
"The 27-inch iMac has been a huge hit with customers and we are working to increase supply to meet up with strong demand," an Apple spokesman told The Wall Street Journal.
Owners have complained of a variety of problems with the new displays, including cracked screens and issues relating to flickering and yellow tint. Apple has released two separate firmware updates, with the first arriving in December and the latest download posted on Monday.