AppleInsider and MacRumors are reporting that inventory of current iMacs is running low in the US. We’ve heard from our favourite tipster that the same is true closer to home. According to our source, iMacs are on constraint but due to begin shipping again this Wednesday.
Seems mighty close to what we’d expect if Apple was planning on taking its store offline Tuesday night (Tuesday morning for those in the US) for a quiet upgrade.
Of course, it’s pure speculation what the new iMacs might feature, but chances are one item not on the list is Blu-ray. USB 3.0 is a possibility, as are Core i5s across the range or high-end models that come with a Core i7 standard (it’s currently a very popular BTO option).
Our source also noted that the Mac Pro is currently on constraint, apparently for 1-2 weeks due to a part issue. While it too could be updated soon, it’s unlikely both updates would occur together.
UPDATE: John Gruber from Daring Fireball suggests that new iMacs, Mac Pros, 27in displays and a multitouch trackpad are all coming this week.