21.5-inch iMac supply evaporating at Apple Stores

The 21.5-inch iMac in both its non-4K and 4K offerings is experiencing supply issues at Apple Stores across the United States, MacRumors reports, with shipping dates for online orders of the non-4K model slipping by at least a week.

21.5-inch iMac supply evaporating at Apple Stores
Apple’s 21.5-inch 4K and 27-inch 5K iMac models

Sami Fathi for MacRumors:

A vast majority of ‌Apple Stores‌ are listing the standard 21.5-inch ‌iMac‌ as unavailable for pickup. The higher-end configuration with 16GB of RAM and 1TB of Fusion Drive storage is currently unavailable for pickup entirely, but is available for delivery. Regardless of configuration, Apple lists at least five to seven business days for shipping estimates.

The higher-end 21.5-inch ‌iMac‌ with a 4K display is also experiencing a lack of availability at a few stores nationwide; however, it largely remains in stock.

MacDailyNews Take: Well, we’ll find out next Tuesday at Apple’s “Spring Loaded” event (April 20th at at 10:00 a.m. PDT / 1:00 p.m. EDT) if these iMac supply issues portend the iMac as next lucky Mac to dump big, hot, slow Intel snails for superior Apple Silicon!

See also:
• M1 benchmarks prove Apple Silicon outclasses nearly all Intel Macs – January 13, 2021
• Adobe: Photoshop on Apple’s M1 runs 50% faster than 2019 Intel-hobbled MacBook – March 12, 2021

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  1. I’m not sure who’s buying them, but I’m glad to see those Intel iMacs disappearing forever. I wouldn’t buy one even at half-price. I wouldn’t keep one even if someone gifted it to me. Goodbye, Intel processors. Apple Silicon is the only way to go.

  2. Glad Apple has its Mac inventory under control, to avoid major “fire sales” as Apple Silicon arrives, one by one. These 21.5-inch iMacs were last spec-refreshed more than 2 years ago, so it makes sense that they go M1 next. OTOH, the bigger Intel iMac got a significant update just last August with (up to) 10-core and nano-textured glass options. Apple will probably wait until M2 to give it a bigger (WAY better than Intel) impact as the flagship consumer-to-pro Mac.

    1. The 10-minute fire was in construction materials next to the store, essentially one of several dumpster fires set by vandals. Accounts of the event clearly distinguish between a large group of peaceful protesters and a separate set of hooligans committing property crimes. It is a stretch to call the criminals “antifa,” as they were not protesting against fascism but against any form of social authority. “Anarchist” might be more appropriate. Absolutely unacceptable conduct that should be condemned by everybody, but it should not be used as an excuse to suppress those who were not responsible.

        1. No, TXUser posts the rest of the story that you alt-right propagandists don’t want anyone to know.

          And then to prove what antisocial hypocrites you are, you post juvenile personal attacks.

          Any blog with an intelligent moderator would have removed your off topic contents and attacks long ago. This used to be a Mac website. Now it’s political nonsense nonstop.

            1. Tower Tone pivots from “you’re a turd” to whataboutism.

              And the extremists here wonder why nobody likes them, or believes their selfish platitudes.

              It is actually possible to be against all violence and property destruction without engaging in rabid tribalism.

              That being said, let’s play the game with Tower Tone. On Jan 6, armed domestic terrorists physically assaulted Capitol officials, resulting in deaths. In Portland, hooligans got arrested for an easily stopped arson event that was more for show than for effect, as proven by additional facts that Tower Tone and his buddies refused to acknowledge. Offenders in both cases should be penalized to the fullest extent of the law.

              The turd here seems to be Tower Tone, who pretends not to know the difference between treason and arson — he’s too busy trying to score points for his team. Swing and a miss, Tower Tone.

            2. I don’t think you understand the word “real”.
              And giving YOUR opinion of what happened doesn’t change what REALly happened.

              You are truly an all-around shitty person.

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