Apple has begun signaling retail outlets of an impending shortage of iMacs, as supposedly, a refresh of the entry-level desktop Mac is imminent. Appleinsider reports that the company is telling retailers they should not expect any new supply of the 21.5-inch, 3.06GHz iMac, as the computer will no longer be in production. Retailers are thus being told to sell whatever iMacs they have in stock and to keep room in their stockrooms, almost assuredly for new iMacs.
It is still unknown what Apple will introduce into this supposed next iteration of the iMac. Rumor has it that USB 3.0 and faster FireWire will make their way to the all-in-one desktop. USB 3.0 is ten times faster and more power efficient than its predecessor, USB 2.0. Hopefully, these new iMacs will provide more features than a new serial bus, and instead demonstrate that Apple has not forgotten entirely about the product that brought them back from the brink all those years ago.