27-inch iMac 2020Source: iMore

What you need to know

  • Apple has discontinued yet more Mac products.
  • This time, it's the 512GB and 1TB version of the 21.5-inch iMac.
  • Apple is rumored to be preparing a major overhaul to replace the desktop this year.

Apple has just discontinued the 2020 iMac, the best entry-level Mac desktop, in both its 512GB and 1TB versions, according to a new report.

From MacRumors

Just hours after officially discontinuing the iMac Pro, Apple has also discontinued the 512GB and 1TB SSD configurations of the 4K 21.5-inch iMac.

As MR notes, that means that the 256GB and 1TB Fusion are the only 21.5-inch iMac models available.

Apple is widely expected to debut a brand new iMac later this year, with Bloomberg's Mark Gurman saying that next-generation Apple silicon chips (expected to be a feature) could debut as early as the Spring of 2021. Multiple reports indicate the 2021 iMac will be a major design overhaul, expected to look a lot like Apple's Pro Display XDR, with a flat back and thinner bezels compared to the current model. Apple is also expected to include a new sharper mini-LED display for better contrast and quality. Apple is reportedly working on processors with as many as 32 high-performance cores, although the iMac will likely feature something a little less spicy.

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Whilst rumors of a release window are not nailed down, Apple discontinuing these latest models could be the clearest sign yet that a release could come sooner rather than later. It comes following Apple's decision to discontinue the iMac Pro in full, with supplies running out across the world over recent days.

Apple's 21.5-inch iMac is still available in 256GB or with a 1TB Fusion drive, as well as on the Apple refurbished store.