Apple Discontinues Intel-Based 21.5-Inch iMac

Apple has quietly discontinued the Intel-based 21.5-inch iMac, which had remained available as a low-end configuration suitable for educational institutions. This leaves customers with the 24-inch and 27-inch ‌iMac‌ models to choose from.

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A single 21.5-inch ‌iMac‌ configuration remained part of the iMac lineup following Apple's "Unleashed" event last week, but Apple has confirmed it is being discontinued and will no longer be sold through its online store or in Apple retail stores. The 21.5-inch model will remain available through third-party providers while supplies last.

The discontinued 21.5-inch ‌iMac‌ configuration included a 2.3GHz dual-core 7th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD, and Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 for $1,099.

The ‌iMac‌ lineup now starts with the new 24-inch model released in April of this year, with key features including Apple's M1 chip and an updated design available in several colors. The 24-inch ‌iMac‌ starts at $1,299. For customers wanting an even larger ‌iMac‌, the 27-inch ‌iMac‌ remains in the lineup.

Apple stopped selling several higher-end 21.5-inch ‌iMac‌ configurations after the 24-inch model launched and now the 21.5-inch model has been discontinued entirely. Apple continues to sell some refurbished 21.5-inch iMac models through its online store.

(Thanks, Mark!)

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Top Rated Comments

Lounge vibes 05 Avatar
16 months ago
Good!!!
That thing was a good five years out of date, if not more.
Now just replace the Touch Bar M1 MacBook Pro with a new M2 MacBook Air, discontinue the iPod touch, and I think they would have the best lineup they’ve had in years.
They would literally have a product at every price point that I could genuinely recommend, no pulled punches
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
saudor Avatar
16 months ago

You’re gonna need to explain the logic on that one.
Design was from 2012, the screen specifications from 2009, and the processor was from 2017.
Not sure what from this computer was a throwback to 2006, when the iMac came in 17 and 20 inch white poly carbonate shells
the processor might be from 2017 but it's the same dual core crap that intel has been milking for years until ryzen came along
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PsykX Avatar
16 months ago
That dual-core configuration in 2021 was a real shame for Apple, but it was also a throwback to the first Intel iMac in 2006.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dogslobber Avatar
16 months ago
Will we ever see a Fusion Drive again?
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Bustycat Avatar
16 months ago
They should’ve retired this 7th-generation Intel Core model for years…
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Icelus Avatar
16 months ago
Might also be because the CPU was discontinued.

https://qdms.intel.com/dm/i.aspx/912E9BE3-33FA-4D44-A70A-1DB63F3F79B2/PCN117617-02.pdf
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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