Apple pulls more iMac models ahead of possible M1 refresh
Apple’s spring cleaning checklist seems largely devoted to the iMac this year. After interrupting the iMac Pro earlier this month, it has now ditched the 512GB and 1TB SSD configurations of the 21.5-inch workstation, according to MacRumors. However, you can still purchase 256GB SSD and 1TB Fusion versions.
Both setups have reportedly been unavailable for purchase from Apple’s website since last month and have now been completely phased out. It’s still unclear why Apple decided to stop selling them, but it may just be losing inventory before a new line of iMacs is released. Bloomberg previously reported that it is working on two new models which shrinks the current iMac’s display bezel, oversized chin, and curved back. The new all-in-one desktops will also contain Apple’s internal M1 chips as part of its continued move away from Intel processors.
At the same time, Apple may also be grappling with the same supply shortages that have disrupted the entire tech industry. Along with a pandemic-induced semiconductor shortage, leading SSD vendor Samsung was forced to stall operations at its chip manufacturing plant in Texas due to power outages caused by extreme weather conditions.