Apple cuts another Intel tie by discontinuing 21.5-inch iMac


Apple has discontinued the 21.5-inch iMac. The Intel-powered Mac’s demise signifies that the one remaining iMacs at the moment are the colourful, M1-equipped 24-inchers and the 27-inch model, which remains to be on Intel.

As reported by MacRumors on Saturday, Apple confirmed that it has discontinued the 21.5-inch iMac. This information comes after the removing of a number of configurations of the iMac in March and dwindling provide in April. The 21.5-inch iMac is now not accessible from Apple’s on-line or bodily Apple shops until you get a refurbished one. You should still have the ability to discover unused machines at third-party sellers, MacRumors famous.

Some clients have been disillusioned that Apple did not announce a brand new iMac on the firm’s Unleashed occasion earlier this month. In March, Apple additionally discontinued the 27-inch iMac Professional. Now, the corporate has additional decreased its number of iMacs.

The 21.5-inch iMac got here with a Seventh-Gen Intel Core i5 CPU working at as much as 2.three GHz with 2 cores and Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640. Apple has been enthusiastic about slicing its dependence on Intel and has put the M1 chip in MacBooks, the iPad Professional, the Mac mini, and the 24-inch iMac.

The 24-inch iMac (pictured) has a lot to offer over the 21.5-inch iMac.
Enlarge / The 24-inch iMac (pictured) has rather a lot to supply over the 21.5-inch iMac.


Along with its internals, the 24-inch iMac gives notable exterior enhancements over the 21.5-inch mannequin, even past its dimension and scrumptious number of colourful chassis. Regardless of its bigger display area, the 24-inch iMac is 50 p.c smaller in quantity than the discontinued machine and has bezels which might be half the dimensions. The upper decision of the 24-incher (4480×2520 versus 4096×2304) retains pixel density comparable (214 pixels per inch versus 218.58). Plus, the bigger iMac has a higher-resolution webcam (1080p versus 720p).

In the meantime, the 27-inch iMac nonetheless options an Intel CPU however represents a bigger various. There have been rumors of Apple updating the iMac lineup with a brand new 27-inch possibility in 2022, and we have additionally heard studies of an upcoming 30-inch possibility.