In what is likely the result of a bug, a number of SSD custom-built configuration options have disappeared from Apple's 27-inch iMac lineup in its online store, with 1 TB and 2 TB options now missing entirely.

On the 27-inch iMac, available storage upgrades have varied depending on which stock configuration is used as the starting point, with the low-end and middle-tier models allowing customers to select from 256 GB, 512 GB, or 1 TB of SSD storage as upgrades from the standard 1 TB Fusion Drives, while the high-end model allowed for upgrading to 512 GB, 1 TB, or 2 TB of SSD storage from the standard 2 TB Fusion Drive.

imac ssd options gone
As of today, however, the available SSD options on the 27-inch iMac lineup in Apple's online store are much more limited and somewhat conflicting depending on the starting configuration. On the low-end model, 256 GB is now the only SSD upgrade option available, while on the middle-tier model Apple is showing no SSD options at all. For the high-end configuration, only a 512 GB SSD option is available.

While the change is consistent across Apple's online stores in multiple countries, the Apple Store iOS app continues to show all of the usual SSD options.

imac ssd options available
The 21-inch iMac is also unaffected in either the online store or the app, with Apple offering up to 512 GB or 1 TB of SSD storage depending on starting configuration, and it makes little sense for the 21-inch model to offer better SSD options than its larger sibling.

As a result, this is very likely a bug with Apple's online store that should be fixed relatively shortly.

Update 4:15 PM: Apple says this is indeed an error and is fixing the issue.

(Thanks, Kenneth!)

Related Roundup: iMac
Buyer's Guide: iMac (Caution)
Related Forum: iMac

Top Rated Comments

DrJohnnyN Avatar
53 months ago
Updates!!

One could only hope.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr. Retrofire Avatar
53 months ago
Apple replaces them with 5400 rpm drives.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jimthing Avatar
53 months ago
Only a matter of time now.

Silent but sweet update before year end with vega graphics...in line with macbook pro 15 inch upgrade?

Something is cooking ...(excuse the pun Tim). 2019 looking promising for desktop Macs following the MacMini.
The MBP Vega's haven't hit the store just yet, either. ;-)

EDIT: they did 10secs later...



[doublepost=1542210304][/doublepost]PSA: And the maxed-out UK price is now £6524 (from £6209) or £6923 with Applecare (£399).
https://www.apple.com/uk/shop/buy-mac/macbook-pro/15-inch-space-grey-2.6ghz-6-core-512gb#

Gotta laugh, a £7K laptop. 8-|

Even if you take the RAID'd 2x2TB 4TB down to more realistic 2TB, it's still a whopping £4724 or £5123 WITH Applecare.



Attachment Image

Attachment Image
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
OldSchoolMacGuy Avatar
53 months ago
Updates!!

One could only hope.
Not a chance.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SnarkyBear Avatar
53 months ago
Almost 4 hours after this story broke and no "corrections" made. Starting to feel less like a bug and more like an imminent upgrade.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jimthing Avatar
53 months ago
Still only showing the 512GB option here in the U.K. as well, an update to the iMac would be great! Even just a spec update and maybe True Tone, just like they did back in July with the MacBook Pro :)
The MBP just got Vega GPU's, so that's two spec bumps this year, with none for the iMac. Though for desktops, I prefer separate computer from display, as you can buy what you want display (and now eGPU) wise, and more importantly, the noise of the computer can be put away from you rather than being right near your face where you can hear it and it annoys you.

BTW, if anyone wants the higher SSD options, the iOS app strangely still has them. Go figure.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

maxresdefault

Can't Get an iPhone 14 Pro? Here's Why You Should Wait for the iPhone 15 Ultra

Monday December 5, 2022 11:44 am PST by
Due to production issues at Apple supplier factories in China, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are backordered and basically out of stock at every store. If you were planning to gift or receive an iPhone 14 Pro model for the holidays and didn't already get one, you're basically out of luck because they're gone until late December. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more ...
General iOS 16 Feature Yellow

iOS 16.2 for iPhone Launching This Month With These 8 New Features

Thursday December 1, 2022 8:44 am PST by
Apple plans to publicly release iOS 16.2 for the iPhone in mid-December, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. The update remains in beta testing for now, with at least eight new features and changes already uncovered so far. iOS 16.2 introduces a number of new features, including Apple's new whiteboard app Freeform, two new Lock Screen widgets for Sleep and Medications, the ability to hide...
Apple car wheel icon feature yellow

Apple to Charge Under $100,000 for Apple Car, Launch Planned for 2026

Tuesday December 6, 2022 2:31 pm PST by
Apple is aiming to launch an Apple-branded consumer-oriented vehicle by 2026, and its goal is to hit a price point under $100,000 to make the car appeal to a wider range of customers, reports Bloomberg. Apple initially planned to design a car that might look similar to Canoo's Lifestyle Vehicle, where passengers could face one another in a limousine-style car with no steering wheel or...
iPhone Measure Height

Newer iPhones Allow You to Measure Someone's Height Instantly — Here's How

Saturday December 3, 2022 10:23 am PST by
iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max, iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, and iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max models feature a LiDAR Scanner next to the rear camera that can be used to measure a person's height instantly in Apple's preinstalled Measure app. To measure a person's height, simply open the Measure app, point your iPhone at the person you want to measure, and make sure they are visible on the screen from...
introducing apple music sing

Apple Music Adding a Karaoke Experience With Apple Music Sing

Tuesday December 6, 2022 7:09 am PST by
Apple today announced Apple Music Sing, a new feature in Apple Music that lets users sing their favorite songs with adjustable vocals and more. Apple Music Sing will utilize Apple Music's real-time lyrics to allow users to sing to their favorite songs using adjustable vocals, background vocals, and duet view to allow more than one singer.Apple Music Sing includes: Adjustable vocals: Users...
14 vs 16 inch mbp m2 pro and max feature 1

Major RAM Upgrade Coming to Next-Generation MacBook Pro

Friday December 2, 2022 2:03 am PST by
The next-generation MacBook Pro models could feature faster RAM, according to a recent report from a reliable source. MacRumors Forums member "Amethyst," who accurately revealed details about the Mac Studio and Studio Display before those products were announced, recently provided information about Apple's upcoming 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models. The new machines are expected to feature...
nothing phone 2

Nothing Plans to Launch Smartphone in US to Take on Apple's iPhone

Monday December 5, 2022 12:38 am PST by
UK-based tech company Nothing plans to launch a smartphone in the US to directly compete with Apple's iPhone, according to a new report out today. In an interview with CNBC, Nothing CEO Carl Pei said the startup is in "early conversations" with American cellular carriers about launching a new phone in the US, but he stopped short of naming any of the carriers or the phone model. Nothing...
apple ar headset concept 1

Kuo: Apple Headset Shipments Potentially Delayed Until Second Half of 2023

Sunday December 4, 2022 7:38 am PST by
Mass shipments of Apple's long-rumored AR/VR headset may be delayed until the second half of 2023 due to unspecified "software-related issues," according to the latest information shared today by tech analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Apple headset render by Ian Zelbo Kuo said mass shipments of components for the headset are still likely to begin in the first half of 2023, but he believes that mass...
iOS 16

When Will iOS 16.2 Launch?

Friday December 2, 2022 2:13 pm PST by
Apple in late October began testing iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 updates, providing betas to both developers and public beta testers. As of now, we've had four total betas, with the fourth beta having been released earlier this week. iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 are expected before the end of the year, and we thought we'd try to narrow down the launch timeline. With only four betas released since...