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Apple quietly discontinues the 21.5-inch Intel-powered iMac

Apple has apparently pulled its 21.5-inch Intel-based iMac from cabinets (through MacRumors). Its discontinuation doesn’t come as a lot of a shock, now that Apple is transitioning from utilizing Intel processors to its in-house M1 chip.

The 21.5-inch iMac was nonetheless out there after Apple’s October 18th Unleashed event — it didn’t seem to go lacking till someday this week, in response to MacRumors. The $1,099 21.5-inch iMac, which got here with a 2.3GHz dual-core Seventh-Gen Intel Core i5 and an Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640, is not discovered on the listing of accessible iMacs on Apple’s online store. A “Purchase” button additionally doesn’t seem for the 21.5-inch iMac on Apple’s product comparison web page.

We reached out to Apple to verify the adjustments, however didn’t instantly obtain a response. Nevertheless, the firm confirmed to MacRumors that the machine is being discontinued and gained’t be offered by means of Apple’s on-line retailer or in its retail shops.

Apple hasn’t eradicated its total lineup of Intel-based iMacs simply but — it’s nonetheless promoting the 27-inch Intel-based iMac, which sports activities as much as a 3.6GHz 10-core Intel Core i9 CPU, at a beginning value of $1799.99. As MacRumors notes, you possibly can nonetheless buy a refurbished 21.5-inch iMac from Apple’s on-line retailer.

In March, Apple discontinued the 512GB and 1TB configurations of the 21.5-inch iMac, so the firm has been slowly phasing out this mannequin for some time. And since Apple debuted its thinner, more colorful M1-powered iMacs in April, it solely is smart for Apple to clear some house on its cabinets.

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