The new thinner iMac is now being offered as part of Apple’s refurbished product program allowing consumers to make significant savings when looking to purchase the new and substantially redesigned iMac. The company is offering the 21.5 inch iMac in the refurbished section of the Apple Store with reductions in price of $200 off the base 21.5 inch model (offer price $1099) and $230 off the higher end 21.5 inch model (offer price $1269). The 27 inch model is not available in the refurbished section currently.
Interestingly the new refurbished versions of the 21.5 inch iMac ship within 1 to 3 days which is substantially faster than the waiting time for the brand new models which is currently around 2-3 weeks. The refurbished models come packed as new, carry the full Apple 1 year warranty and are, therefore, represent excellent value.