Apple has quietly removed the 21.5-inch iMac listing from its online Store according to a report by Apple Insider. With this, customers can now only have the choice of purchasing either the 24-inch iMac or the Intel-based 27-inch iMac. The change was inevitable, considering Apple’s shift to its own silicon and the recent introduction of the 24-inch iMac. Also Read - Apple is likely to add this old iPhone model to its vintage product list on December 31
Customers visiting the online Apple Store will be able to choose from just two sizes of iMac, with the 24-inch iMac now the smallest available option in the catalogue. Also Read - Can the new Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 chipset take on Apple M1?
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By April, there were reports of short supplies of the 21.5-inch model, ahead of the eventual launch of the 24-inch model.
With the first Apple Silicon model’s launch, it became only a matter of time before Apple ceased sales of the 21.5-inch iMac, as part of its shift away from Intel processors.
The takedown now leaves the 27-inch iMac as the last remaining Intel-based model on Apple’s virtual shelves.
It’s possible that even the larger model could disappear from the store within months.
Rumours claim Apple is working on a large-screen iMac similar in concept to the 24-inch iMac, one that could replace the 27-inch Intel model entirely.
(With IANS inputs)