Apple Continuing to Sell 21.5 and 27-inch Intel iMac Models Alongside New 24-Inch M1 iMac

Apple today announced the new M1 iMac with a complete design overhaul and a range of new color options, but the company is still continuing to offer several older ‌iMac‌ models that use Intel chips as alternate purchase options.

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It should come as no surprise that the 27-inch ‌iMac‌ was not discontinued because it has not yet been replaced, with the 24-inch ‌iMac‌ instead replacing the lower-end 21.5-inch ‌iMac‌ options.

Apple is still selling all 27-inch ‌iMac‌ models at prices starting at $1,799. These iMacs are equipped with 10th-generation Intel processors and Radeon Pro GPUs. Apple is rumored to be working on an ‌iMac‌ that's larger than 27 inches, which we'll presumably see next year.

It is perhaps more surprising that the low-end 21.5-inch ‌iMac‌ is still available for $1,099. This machine uses older 7th-generation Intel chips and Intel Iris Plus Graphics. Apple will presumably keep it around as a low cost option as it is $200 less than the new 24-inch ‌iMac‌.

The 24-inch ‌iMac‌ model is not much bigger in size than the 21.5-inch version, but it is pricier, starting at $1,299. It will be available for pre-order on April 30, and will ship out in May.

Top Rated Comments

MacFather Avatar
39 months ago
Timeless beauty.

Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
contacos Avatar
39 months ago
Didn’t think I would prefer this year old front design over what was presented today but here we are ? why white like WHY
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LeeW Avatar
39 months ago
Honestly, if I really needed a new one right now I would go for the current 27", not the new one, I would be embarrassed if that was on my desk.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gpat Avatar
39 months ago
I wonder how many customers are going to continue buying the inferior Intel model only due to the sheer ugliness of the new one.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Andres Cantu Avatar
39 months ago
21.5” with a dual-core Intel chip in 2021 for $1,099 is insanity. Even at half the price it would seem like a robbery.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
theroaringbadger Avatar
39 months ago

Ah, Apple, how you do disappoint me, let me count the ways.

Cons.

1) No 27 inch iMac model.
2) Old M1 instead of newer M1X or M2.
3) Chin on iMac.
4) Ugly colors with no Black or Space Gray model. No Cherry Red version.
5) Big ugly white bezels. Black would be better.
6) Not a fan of the rounded keys in the corners of the new keyboards.
7) Lame 16GB max RAM.
8) No Thunderbolt 4.
9) 4.5K Retina. No 5K or 6K model.

Pros

1) 3.5 mm headphone jack.
This replaces the 21 inch iMac. Why is this so difficult for people to get? They even compared it to the 21 inch. Lol. This is much better than the 21 inch that it replaces. The replacement for the 27 hasn’t came
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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