Apple Quietly Discontinues the 21.5-Inch Intel-Powered IMac. Apple is said to have quietly discontinued its 21.5inch Intel-powered iMac. This means you will have to go large if you want an Intel-powered Mac desktop now. MacRumors reports Apple has quietly discontinued the 21.5-inch iMac about half a year after introducing the M1 model.
The company had been selling alone dual-core model for $1,099 through a relatively hard-to-find page, but YouTube Tech God noticed that it disappeared sometime on October 29th.
According to MacRumors, this leaves many customers with the 24-inch and 27-inch iMac models to pick from.
Apple Quietly Discontinues the 21.5-Inch Intel-Powered IMac
The 21.5-inch iMac was still available after Apple’s October 18th Unleashed event it didn’t appear to go missing until sometime this week, according to MacRumors.
The $1,099 21.5-inch iMac, which came with a 2.3GHz dual-core 7th-Gen Intel Core i5 and an Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640, is no longer found on the list of available iMacs on Apple’s online store. A “Buy” button also doesn’t appear for the 21.5-inch iMac on Apple’s product comparison page.
The company confirmed to MacRumors that the machine is being discontinued and won’t be sold through Apple’s online store or any of its retail stores.
Apple Won’t Eliminate Its Entire Lineups
Apple hasn’t eliminated its entire lineup of Intel-based iMacs just yet it’s still selling the 27-inch Intel-based iMac, which sports up to a 3.6GHz 10-core Intel Core i9 CPU, at a starting price of $1799.99. As MacRumors notes, you can still purchase a refurbished 21.5-inch iMac from Apple’s online store.
Apple Discontinued 512GB and 1TB
According to the verge, in March, Apple discontinued the 512GB and 1TB configurations of the 21.5-inch iMac, so the company has been slowly phasing out this model for a while.
And since Apple debuted its thinner, more colorful M1-powered iMacs in April, it only makes sense for Apple to clear some space on its shelves.