Apple quietly ditched its most affordable iMac model. The 21.5-inch device with the Intel chip remained available to order after the 24-inch iMac M1 was introduced in April, but it has now been withdrawn from the Apple Store.
The lower-cost all-in-one, which typically starts at $ 1,099, is still available from third-party retailers while supplies last. And if you act fast, you can get yours at a big discount right now.
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Apple abandons the 21.5-inch iMac
Apple ditched a number of its high-end 21.5-inch iMac setups when the iMac M1 debuted earlier this year. But the most affordable offer remained, probably for educational institutions more than anything.
That changed over the weekend when the 21.5-inch, which was still powered by an Intel processor, was pulled from the Apple Online Store. The 24-inch iMac with M1 chip, which starts at $ 1,299, is now the most affordable model.
The 27-inch iMac is still available for those who aren’t ready to switch to silicon from Apple. However, Apple is expected to refresh its larger iMac model – which is expected to receive its latest M1 Pro and M1 Max chipsets – early next year.
Still want a 21.5-inch iMac?
If you plan to purchase a 21.5-inch iMac and nothing else will do, the machine will continue to be available from third-party retailers while supplies last. And if you act fast, you can get yours for a pretty stellar price.
Amazon is currently offering brand new 21.5-inch iMac units for just $ 879. That’s a generous $ 220 off the regular price, but it’s a ‘deal of the day’ so you’ll need to take it now if you’re interested.
Alternatively, Apple still offers 21.5-inch renovations through the Apple Online Store, where prices currently start at $ 889.