The reign of iMac Pro officially came to an end after Apple confirmed that it has made up its mind to discontinue the sale of its build-to-order, high-end desktop computer.
The decision came four years after the official launch of the iMac Pro in 2017, which also had the tag of being one of the priciest Apple computers.
Not just one or two models, the company has decided to discontinue the entire iMac Pro variants. In order to put all the rumors and speculations to rest, Apple confirmed to TechCrunch that it is indeed discontinuing the iMac Pro. The news also suggested that the probability of a new M1 version is significantly low.
The technology giant has now ceased production of the high-end computer, adding a note to its official website informing us that the all-in-one desktop computer is only available for purchase “while supplies last” and the inventory is not going to be replaced any further.
The company has also removed all the configuration options from its online stores. The all-in-one Apple computers went out of stock a few times earlier this month, and now, they have officially retired, making the popular Mac Pro the only “pro” desktop Mac available as of now.
The iMac Pro debuted in December 2017 and offered extremely powerful all-in-ones and build-to-order models to its customers who wanted a high-end workstation with Intel Xeon processors. Back then, it was believed to be the most powerful Mac ever.
The iMac Pro also sported an efficient cooling system, 5K display, AMD Vega graphics, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, a custom Apple T2 chip, and a premium-looking space gray aluminum finish.
Can You Still Purchase The iMac Pro?
Although the iMac Pro is still listed on the website of the company, Apple.com, and in the Apple Store app, it is not possible to purchase it right now as the product listing shows an ‘unavailable’ status. Most of the online retail partners including Amazon and Best Buy, are displaying an ‘unavailable’ status for delivery and pick-up orders as well, but if you are extremely lucky, there is an off chance that you can still find the iMac Pro in the physical stores in your area.
However, if you don’t succeed in finding it anywhere, Apple recommends its customers to go for the refreshed 27-inch iMac–the 2020 variant, which can be customized as per your specific requirements.