Apple to Mark Several iMac Models as Obsolete Later This Month

Apple plans to mark several 2013 and 2014 iMac models as obsolete at the end of this month, the company said in a memo obtained by MacRumors.

mid 2017 iMac
In the memo, Apple said the 21.5-inch and 27-inch ‌iMac‌ from Late 2013, the Mid 2014 21.5-inch ‌iMac‌, and the Retina 5K 27-inch ‌iMac‌ from late 2014 will be marked as obsolete on November 30, 2022. When marked as an obsolete product, the iMacs will no longer be eligible for any repairs and services. The list of vintage and obsolete products can be found on Apple's website.

Top Rated Comments

Miha_v Avatar
19 months ago
Can't believe these computers still look so damn good, everlasting design IMO
(typing this on a 2017 iMac ;))
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gpat Avatar
19 months ago
Original 5K retina users being obsoleted, and no suitable replacement in the lineup.
Huh.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rotlex Avatar
19 months ago
2017 27" iMac owner here. Really wishing they would have come up with a replacement before "obsoleting" this still more than capable computer. Sure, the Mac Studio plus an external display could work, but I'm just not willing to go that far in price. The 27" iMac, for the price, is simply the best all around computer I've ever owned.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tomscott1988 Avatar
19 months ago

Wish I could use my Late-2014 27" iMac as an external display for an Apple Silicon Mini... That would be better for the planet surely than junking it as obsolete and buying 2 boxes!
(btw I know it's not possible)
If you gut them and buy a conversion board you can use it as an external.



There's a few kick starters like Juicy Crumb are building templates to mount a M1 Mac mini board inside with the connectors for the rear IO etc

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/juicycrumb/juicy-crumb-upgrade-logic-board

It won't be long before you can do all the old iMacs.



Ive been thinking about upgrading my 2017 iMac but the 7700k is still expensive and upgrading all the storage its probably a £300 upgrade on a machine that will still be half the speed of my M1 MacBook. When an M1 Mac mini is like £600.

Just dont want to spend £1500 on a display that I technically already own.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Marx55 Avatar
19 months ago
All-in-one (AIO) desktop computers like the iMac should not be allowed. You throw away an expensive display that is working perfectly. And worse of all, you cannot use Display Target Mode with latest iMacs. Is Apple protecting the environment or is this programmed obsolescence?
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ryan H Avatar
19 months ago
Well they lasted a bit longer than the 2016 MBP anyway!
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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