Apple iMac shipments hit by Thailand floods

Ravaging floods in Thailand have hit most hard drive companies hard. The shock waves of the tragedy are only now hitting PC and notebook manufacturers. Turns out Apple is feeling the pinch with their Mac desktops. If you’ve booked a Mac, you’ll get one on time, unless of course you chose to opt for a 2TB drive, instead of the standard one. AppleInsider states that users may have to wait for as long as 5 to 7 weeks for their Macs to ship with these large capacity drives. Most iMacs ship within 1 to 3 days in the U.S. Reportedly, the floods have affected Seagate and Western Digital, the most. Industry leaders are expecting the floods to affect hard drive supply and prices are expected to be hit, too, till end of 2012. 

Only 2TB drive upgrades may be affected

Only 2TB drive upgrades may be affected

 

 

Solid state drives supplies have not been affected, though. AppleInsider says that Mac Pro machine shipments have not been affected, even if they come with 2TB drives. The Mac Pro can hold four 2TB drives and Apple is assuring that the shipments for those should happen in 3 to 5 days. Tim Cook, CEO, Apple also told analysts that he was concerned about the drive shortage and that it would affect the industry, but he wasn’t totally sure of how it might affect Apple.