Apple Discontinues iMac Pro Ahead of Rumored Update with M1 Chip

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Apple’s current iteration of its all-in-one Macintosh desktop computer, the iMac Pro, has been discontinued. The news was confirmed by MacRumors earlier this week, which received a statement from Apple advising that the computer would (as its store listing had initially indicated) only be available “while supplies last.” Apple is recommending its newer 27-inch iMac as an alternative.

“With Xeon processors up to 18 cores, up to 22 Teraflops of graphics performance, and a brilliant 27-inch Retina 5K display, iMac Pro is the fastest, most powerful Mac ever made,” Apple wrote in its original announcement from December 2017. “iMac Pro delivers incredible compute power for real-time 3D rendering, immersive VR, intensive developer workflows, high megapixel photography, complex simulations, massive audio projects and real-time 4K and 8K video editing.”

“With next-generation processors, a stunning Retina 5K display, the most powerful graphics ever in a Mac, super-fast storage and advanced I/O, iMac Pro is designed to handle the most demanding pro workflows and is the first all-in-one built from the ground up to deliver true workstation-class performance. Featuring an all-new thermal architecture, iMac Pro delivers up to 80 percent more cooling capacity in the same amazingly quiet, thin and seamless aluminum and glass enclosure customers know and love.”

Apple has presumably discontinued its 2017 iMac Pro to pave the way for a redesigned model. According to recent rumors, the newer iteration will feature slimmer bezels around the display and a flat back, as well as echo the design language of the iPad Pro by dropping its metal chin. The updated iMac Pro is also expected to feature Apple’s new in-house, ARM-based silicon, the M1 chip.

Tsing Mui
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