Apple has apparently pulled its 21.5-inch Intel-based iMac from cabinets (through MacRumors). Its discontinuation doesn’t come as a lot of a shock, now that Apple is transitioning from utilizing Intel processors to its in-house M1 chip.
The 21.5-inch iMac was nonetheless out there after Apple’s October 18th Unleashed occasion — it didn’t seem to go lacking till someday this week, in accordance with MacRumors. The $1,099 21.5-inch iMac, which got here with a 2.3GHz dual-core Seventh-Gen Intel Core i5 and an Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640, is now not discovered on the record of obtainable iMacs on Apple’s on-line retailer. A “Purchase” button additionally doesn’t seem for the 21.5-inch iMac on Apple’s product comparability web page.
We reached out to Apple to verify the modifications, however didn’t instantly obtain a response. Nonetheless, the corporate confirmed to MacRumors that the machine is being discontinued and gained’t be offered by Apple’s on-line retailer or in its retail shops.
Apple hasn’t eradicated its complete lineup of Intel-based iMacs simply but — it’s nonetheless promoting the 27-inch Intel-based iMac, which sports activities as much as a 3.6GHz 10-core Intel Core i9 CPU, at a beginning worth of $1799.99. As MacRumors notes, you possibly can nonetheless buy a refurbished 21.5-inch iMac from Apple’s on-line retailer.
In March, Apple discontinued the 512GB and 1TB configurations of the 21.5-inch iMac, so the corporate has been slowly phasing out this mannequin for some time. And since Apple debuted its thinner, extra colourful M1-powered iMacs in April, it solely is sensible for Apple to clear some area on its cabinets.