It seems that the moment that many feared would come has arrived. After the launch of the 24-inch iMac with M1 and Apple’s strategy of converting all its computers to Apple Silicon, the Intel had and have their days numbered. Now it is the turn of the 21.5-inch iMac that you will no longer be able to buy, at least through the Apple online store. We assume that neither in physics.
In the year 2021, in March, the storage and power capacities in the 21.5-inch iMac were already reduced. In April, its stock was reduced due to the imminent launch of the 24-inch iMac. So, although it may have been in a very discreet way, the smallest iMac model at Apple is now the new and colorful 24-inch with M1. If you want the 215 model you will have to go to third-party stores, because Apple no longer sells it online and we do not know if they have this model in any physical store. Right now, only the iMac of 27 remains as the only one that Intel owns and we already know what will happen to him. If the rumors come true, in 2022 we will also say goodbye to this model.
It’s a bit curious, because if you want a large iMac you can only buy the one from Intel knowing that in a year its update will be released with M1 and yours will be obsolete. If you want a modern iMac, with M1. you only have the 24-inch option. Little to choose from, at least until 2022. I think Apple should launch two new iMac models with the new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. 21.5 and 27 inches respectively.
Life is evolution and in technological devices it is much more evident and faster. As they say, The King is dead. Long live the king!”.