Apple discontinues 512GB and 1TB SSD configurations of 21.5-inch iMac

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

Apple's current 21.5-inch 4K and 27-inch 5K iMac models
Apple’s 21.5-inch 4K and 27-inch 5K iMac models

Sami Fathi for MacRumors:

Last month, both options became unavailable for purchase, although it was unclear at the time whether it was a temporary issue due to a component supply problem or if it was a permanent decision to no longer offer the options.

Apple has now removed both of the affected SSD options from the ‌iMac‌’s configuration page entirely, leaving a 256GB SSD and a 1TB Fusion Drive as the only options for customers.

MacDailyNews Take: With the 21.5-inch iMac configs being retired, new iMacs, expected to sport an iPad Pro-like design, seem imminent!

Last week, an unreleased iMac with an ARM processor has appeared via Xcode’s Crash Reporter feature when a developer’s application crashed while being used on an iMac powered by an ARM processor. Apple does not currently sell an iMac powered by an ARM processor, so this signals that the app was being used on an unreleased iMac with Apple Silicon processor.

Unreleased Apple Silicon iMac appears in Xcode log ahead of expected new model. Artist's conception render of an Apple iMac (2021) (image:
Artist’s conception render of a next-gen Apple iMac (2021) (image:

More next-gen iMac renders via Jon Prosser:

The expected iPad Pro-like edge-to-edge display:

iMac render (image via Jon Prosser)
iMac render (image via Jon Prosser)

Prosser says the new iMac comes in colors:

iMac colors (image via Jon Prosser)
iMac colors (image via Jon Prosser)

The render of the rear of the machine:

iMac (rear) (Image via Jon Prosser)
iMac (rear) (Image via Jon Prosser)


  1. More like Apple removed some storage options, not the model, which continues for a while longer. So, guessing the Apple Silicon iMacs will be available with 512GB and 1TB (and maybe higher) SSD options. A bit surprised. I expected this change to be “clean” like with MacBook Air, not staggered like MacBook Pro and Mac mini. If customers need Intel desktop Mac at this point, they should opt for a Mac mini or the 27-inch iMac, not the older 21.5-inch iMac. Apple probably had a stockpile of 21.5-inch iMac parts 😉

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