Several changes to iMac and iMac Pro availability on Apple’s website could indicate the company’s rumoured iMac redesign is on the way.
Spotted by MacRumors, Apple officially discontinued the iMac Pro — the all-in-one Mac desktop is no longer available on the company’s website. Shortly after, Apple restricted the 21.5-inch 4K iMac to just the 256GB SSD and 1TB ‘Fusion Drive’ options. The changes are also live on Apple’s Canadian website.
Earlier this month, Apple placed a warning on the iMac Pro store page that the computer would no longer be available once it was out of stock. The computer briefly became unavailable, but stock later returned. It’s now fully discontinued and no longer listed on Apple’s website. Plus, MacRumors notes that Apple adjusted the Mac compatibility filter for the iMac Pro to say ‘2017’ instead of ‘2017 and later,’ indicating there won’t be any future iMac Pro models.
As for the regular 21.5-inch iMac, MacRumors noted that the 512GB and 1TB SSD configurations became unavailable for purchase in February. Now, Apple has removed both options from its website entirely, suggesting those variants were discontinued.
Over the last few months, rumours about an iMac redesign have swirled. Much of the focus is on Apple Silicon, with rumours pointing to the new iMac sporting a custom Apple chip, likely a suped-up version of the M1. Aside from using Apple Silicon, the new iMacs will likely feature a new look similar to Apple’s Pro Display XDR and could borrow some of the monitor’s fancy display tech too.