After four years on the market, Apple’s iMac Pro is going away for good.
Apple confirmed to CNET on Saturday (March 6) that, while the computer is still available to purchase from Apple’s website, it will be removed once all inventory is gone. As an alternative, Apple suggested to CNET that the 2020 27-inch iMac should now be the customizable computing options pros can gravitate to.
The iMac Pro features an Intel Xeon processor, AMD Vega graphihcs, 10 Gigabit Eterhnet, a 5K display, and ECC memory. It also features a custom Apple T2 chip for encrypted keys as well as a special version of macOS to lock down the boot process.
Since the iMac Pro’s debut, it’s been touted time and time again as one of Apple’s most powerful options. Despite this status, however, it’s rarely received any refreshes or upgrades. PCMag reviewed the iMac Pro in 2018, awarding it a 4/5.
In August 2020, Apple discontinued the lower-end 8-core model of the iMac Pro and made the 10-core version the base option instead. No price cuts came with these changes, however. The iMac Pro has always been somewhat cost-prohibitive, especially when compared to PC builds with similar (or better) specs for the price.
According to Bloomberg, Apple is planning to rework the entire line of iMac computers. There’s currently no word on whether a new version of the iMac Pro or a replacement will be announced in the near future.
For anyone who wants to snag an iMac Pro before it’s no longer available through official channels, head to Apple’s website to lock one in. Once they’re gone, picking up stray models from Apple Stores or third-party sellers will be the only option to snag an iMac Pro.