Apple may be dropping certain configurations for the 21.5-inch iMac
Apple is ending some configurations of the 21.5-inch iMac.
What you need to know
- A new report says that the unavailable iMac configurations will be permanent.
- The 512GB and 1TB SSD configurations of the 21.5-inch iMac have been unavailable for over a week.
Last week, it was reported that certain configurations for the 21.5-inch iMac were unavailable to customers on the Apple Store website. Both the 512GB or 1TB SSD configuration was unavailable, sparking more rumors about the launch of the redesigned iMac that is expected for 2021.
Certain configurations of the current 21.5-inch iMac are unavailable on the Apple Store website, fueling rumors that Apple may be close to releasing a completely redesigned version of their iconic desktop computer, the 2021 iMac. As reported by MacRumors, for the past few days, the 21.5-inch iMac has been unavailable when choosing a configuration with either a 512GB or 1TB SSD hard drive. All other configurations, however, still remain available to customers.
A new report from AppleInsider claims that these configurations, rather than being temporarily unavailable, have actually been removed by Apple altogether. According to “long-time AppleInsider sources familiar with Apple’s supply chain,” Apple has stopped making the 512GB and 1TB SSD configurations of the 21.5-inch iMac.
Long-time AppleInsider sources familiar with Apple’s supply chain have told us that Apple has stopped producing the 512GB and 1TB SSD configurations of the iMac 4K. Additionally, both models are newly listed as “currently unavailable” on Apple’s website. The 256GB SSD model and the 1TB Fusion Drive model remain available for purchase as of writing, albeit with some lead time.
It is still unclear if these configurations are no longer available because Apple plans to launch its new iMac sooner than expected or if the company is removing the options due to poor sales on those particular configurations.
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