27-inch iMac Shipment Delays Blamed On LG Display

We got the recent news about the Apple’s 27-inch iMacs that seem to be facing a lot of issues like shipment delays and all because of LG – the main iMac panel supplier is in trouble with production. Actually, 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. But that’s not going to happen and reason why can be gathered after the break.

A report by DigiTimes, this is because LG Display is facing problems in the mass production of the 27-inch iMac. Recent shipping delays for the 27-inch iMac can be blamed on production problems at LG Display. Digitimes also calims that LG has been encountering trouble with lamination, limiting the number of screens which it can send out for assembly. Apparently, 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.


At an event in October 2012, 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 said that the new iMac is the most advanced desktop that the company has ever made. Redesigned and built of an aluminum and glass enclosure with up to 40 per cent less volume than its predecessor and an edge that measures 5mm. While the 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.

Not only that, but in the new design – the cover glass is laminated to the LCD and an anti-reflective coating is also applied using a plasma deposition process. Don’t worry though, 27-inch panel supply should improve by February.


Get ready to grab on 27-inch iMac in February, if the display problem is solved by the LG Electronics and all will be well then and ever.