Apple inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) has discontinued two configurations of the 21.5-inch iMac. The move follows the technology giant discontinuing the iMac Pro.
What happened: 512 GB and 1 TB SSD configurations of the iMac are no longer available for purchase on the Apple website, leaving the 256 GB SSD and 1 TB Fusion Drive versions as the only options now available to customers, according to a report by MacRumors.
While the 512 GB and 1 TB SSD options were not available for purchase from last month, it was not clear then whether it was due to a component supply problem or permanent discontinuation of the two options, according to the report.
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Apple introduced the iMac Pro in 2017, but discontinued the product earlier this month following the launch of newer products. The company’s renewed 27-inch iMac is currently the most popular model among professional users, while the Mac Pro is offered at the highest end of the company’s offering. Apple launched the Mac Pro in 2019.
Apple now reportedly wants to introduce a whole new range of iMacs that will be powered by next-generation Apple silicon chips, as the technology giant continues to focus on self-help devices for devices and shifts from using chips made from Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC).
Apple has already launched the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac Mini with its proprietary M1 chips.
Price ActionApple shares closed about 0.5% lower on Friday at $ 119.99.
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