Apple discontinues iMac Pro, available 'while supplies last'
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Apple appears to have discontinued the iMac Pro, with the Mac model now only available in a single configuration but only "While supplies last."
An update to the online Apple Store's iMac Pro listing late on Friday has severely limited the potential purchasing options for the model for customers. The change seems to indicate Apple is in the process of discontinuing the model completely, and is in the process of selling off its last units.
The store page includes the text "While supplies last" at the top of the page. While customers were previously able to configure the iMac Pro with different specifications, there's now only one option available to purchase.
The sole option offers a 3.0GHz 10-core Intel Xeon W processor with 32GB of 2,666MHz ECC memory, 1TB of SSD storage, a Radeon Pro Vega 56 8GB, and 10Gb Ethernet. It is priced at $4,999, with no options to upgrade or customize the order from Apple itself.
Previously, there were configuration options for 14-core and 18-core processors, Vega 64 graphics, up to 4TB of storage, and up to 256GB of memory.
The change does not apply to third-party resellers, who will have some stock of other configurations on hand.
While Apple hasn't declared the model to be discontinued, the minimal choice of configuration and the "while supplies last" warning strongly point to Apple discontinuing the model. It is unknown whether a new version of the iMac Pro line will be available in the future or if it will be absorbed into the main iMac range in a future product line update.
Since its launch in 2017, the iMac Pro has received some specification updates, but no major upgrades to the design. There was some speculation of an updated model in December, though the supply chain rumor didn't offer any real detail about what was on the way.
Apple is also on an aggressive two-year timeline to migrate its Mac products from Intel processors to Apple Silicon, but it seems unlikely that the iMac Pro would be a part of that. Apple is thought to be preparing a redesigned iMac with Apple Silicon for release in 2021.
Closeout deals available
Apple resellers are already discounting iMac Pro models, with exclusive coupon deals offering up to $400 off iMac Pro configurations.