Apple inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) has discontinued the iMac Pro and removed all build-to-order configurations for the product.
What happened: The only iMac Pro model currently available for purchase is the $ 4,999 basic configuration that will be available for supplies, according to a report from 9to5Mac. Some other versions may still be available from third-party resellers.
TechCrunch said separately that Apple confirmed to the publication that they will stop selling the iMac Pro when the current stock is depleted.
Apple introduced the iMac Pro in 2017 as an all-in-one PC with one Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) Xeon W processor for high-end customers, calling it “the most powerful Mac ever.”
Since then, Apple has also updated the 27-inch iMac, which is currently the most popular model among professional users, while the Mac Pro is offered by the company at the high end of the offerings. Apple launched the Mac Pro in 2019.
Why it applies: The launch of the updated 27-inch iMac and Mac Pro has made the iMac Pro largely redundant as the new products meet the requirements of the same high-end users.
Apple is reportedly looking 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 by Intel.
Apple has already launched the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac Mini with its proprietary M1 chips.
Price movement: Apple closed nearly 1.1% higher on Friday at $ 121.42.
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