Apple says goodbye to iMac Pro, but new AIOs are on the way. Apple has announced the discontinuation of the iMac Pro. What was once the “most powerful Mac ever made” will only be available while supplies last and only the base version will be offered with no other hardware options?
Apple says goodbye to iMac Pro, but new AIOs are on the way
This pure technology, but at a huge cost that few could afford, and those who could afford it probably opted for a standard workstation.
Apple acknowledges without saying so that sales have been tepid and says that the latest 27-inch iMac upgraded in 2020 with the latest Intel processors and AMD Radeon Pro graphics is today the preferred choice for most professional iMac customers. Also, those who need more power can always jump to the Mac Pro.
The discontinuation of the iMac Pro will not be the last we see from Apple, considering that the company is in the process of completely transforming its computer lineup with a complete hardware architecture change from Intel’s x86 to ARM.
It started last November by applying the ‘silicon’ treatment to two MacBook laptops and the Mac mini and the strategy is going to continue until it reaches the entire catalog in three years, affecting, of course, the iMacs. A very attractive format for those looking for these ‘all-in-one’ AIOs, which combine the screen and the hardware in the same machine, achieving really attractive desktop computers.
The latest rumors speak of internal and external changes. Internal by the use of ARM processors and external with an industrial design similar to the Apple Pro Display XDR, but with a much cheaper price. The new iMac is expected to have a much smaller bezel than the current ones and it is suggested that the back of the iMac would be flat, instead of arched, and that the appearance would be closer to the mentioned Pro Display XDR monitor.
Another new feature would be the return of color. They won’t be as spectacular as the original iMacs with their transparent backs, but as the classic iMac of 1998, there is talk that the all-in-ones will come in a variety of colors, including new shades such as green or blue.