MacRumors

macrumors bot
Original poster
Apr 12, 2001
53,579
15,275


Apple today announced the new M1 iMac with a complete design overhaul and a range of new color options, but the company is still continuing to offer several older iMac models that use Intel chips as alternate purchase options.

27inch_iMac_update_feature.jpg

It should come as no surprise that the 27-inch iMac was not discontinued because it has not yet been replaced, with the 24-inch iMac instead replacing the lower-end 21.5-inch iMac options.

Apple is still selling all 27-inch iMac models at prices starting at $1,799. These iMacs are equipped with 10th-generation Intel processors and Radeon Pro GPUs. Apple is rumored to be working on an iMac that's larger than 27 inches, which we'll presumably see next year.

It is perhaps more surprising that the low-end 21.5-inch iMac is still available for $1,099. This machine uses older 7th-generation Intel chips and Intel Iris Plus Graphics. Apple will presumably keep it around as a low cost option as it is $200 less than the new 24-inch iMac.

The 24-inch iMac model is not much bigger in size than the 21.5-inch version, but it is pricier, starting at $1,299. It will be available for pre-order on April 30, and will ship out in May.

Article Link: Apple Continuing to Sell 21.5 and 27-inch Intel iMac Models Alongside New 24-Inch M1 iMac
 

Ronal

macrumors member
Jun 23, 2020
54
54
Vancouver
was hoping to see the blacked out version of the iMac Pro but didnt show. I assume this might be due to on going shortage of chips...
 

ignatius345

macrumors 68040
Aug 20, 2015
3,731
5,157
I was hoping to be able to order a replacement for my 2014 iMac 5K soon, but apparently not. I would have a hard time adjusting down to a 24" screen, so I'm probably going to just pick up a recent, Apple refurbished 5K iMac, which should tide me over.
 
  • Like
Reactions: GSWForever8

iansilv

macrumors 65816
Jun 2, 2007
1,064
342
How do you mount this new one on the wall? They did not even talk about that.
 

Sasparilla

macrumors 68000
Jul 6, 2012
1,660
2,763
I wonder how many customers are going to continue buying the inferior Intel model only due to the sheer ugliness of the new one.

Just a guess, Apple won't be able to make the new ones fast enough in comparison they're quite an update. JMHO...


I was hoping to be able to order a replacement for my 2014 iMac 5K soon, but apparently not. I would have a hard time adjusting down to a 24" screen, so I'm probably going to just pick up a recent, Apple refurbished 5K iMac, which should tide me over.

Rumor is the big one with the upgraded processor is due in the fall. Not too long a wait if you can make it - should be quite a monster.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Ivabign and skadd

DinkThifferent

macrumors 6502a
Oct 18, 2018
628
1,970
The Netherlands
Super disappointed we didn't get a 27" replacement. I had my credit card ready. I just can't see myself downsizing from a 2020 27" to the new 24". Not a fan of dual monitors either

Don't worry, Apple is never going to ditch the larger screen iMac's! Just wait for WWDC or a later event.

It does raise my eyebrows that they continue to sell the 1080p 21,5" Core i5 iMac from 4 years ago.
 
  • Like
Reactions: skadd

bsbeamer

macrumors 601
Sep 19, 2012
4,017
2,121
FWIW, some education market contracts have required machines to be available for "X" number of years. They almost always linger so they can be easily replaced as needed. Do not see many schools adopting M1 short term unless they suddenly have budget increases.
 

zubikov

macrumors regular
Sep 3, 2014
174
579
PA
If you think the outgoing iMac is too thick and you purchase the new one instead, technology can't solve your real problems. Sorry not sorry.
 
  • Like
Reactions: georgivelev

Realityck

macrumors 68000
Nov 9, 2015
1,816
2,500
Silicon Valley, CA
Super disappointed we didn't get a 27" replacement. I had my credit card ready. I just can't see myself downsizing from a 2020 27" to the new 24". Not a fan of dual monitors either
I was kinda hoping this was just the 4K replacements which it turned out to be, I look forward to the 30" or 32" iMacs upcoming with even better processors.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Martyimac

TwoBytes

macrumors 68030
Jun 2, 2008
2,802
1,661
dam, now we have to wait for a 27" so we don't downgrade.

I wonder why they didn't release a larger screen... harder time for the M1 to push pixels? Iron out teething issues on the first gen M1 iMac before the 27"+ pro M1x version is releaed?
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.