Apple will no longer sell the iMac Pro after current supplies run out, the company has confirmed.
In the past few days, online Apple Store customers noticed that the iMac Pro’s usual plethora of configuration options had been significantly stripped down. The online store also stated that the iMac Pro as offered would be available “while supplies last.” This led to suspicions that the product was not long for this world.
Shortly afterward, various outlets including TechCrunch received confirmation from Apple that these changes do indeed indicate that the product has been discontinued.
The 27-inch iMac Pro had not been updated in a significant way since it was first introduced back in 2017. And since then, the priciest configurations of the normal 27-inch iMac have given the iMac Pro a run for its money in terms of performance and features.
To that point, Apple says that the non-Pro 27-inch iMac is the most popular iMac, and the expensive but powerful Mac Pro is available for those who need more powerful hardware for certain use cases.
Apple updated the 27-inch iMac last summer, shortly after announcing that the entire Mac product line would transition from Intel CPUs to Apple’s own custom-designed silicon.
Bloomberg and others have cited people familiar with Apple’s plans to report that the company expects to update the iMac with a new design and Apple Silicon processors later this year, along with similar updates to the MacBook Pro and a newly redesigned MacBook Air.
The Mac Pro is not expected to get an Apple Silicon version until sometime next year, and some reports have indicated that a smaller Apple Silicon Mac Pro may for at least a while coexist with the larger Intel-based tower PC.
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