Many 27-Inch iMac SSD Configurations Disappear From Apple's Online Store, Likely Due to a Bug [Updated]

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    In what is likely the result of a bug, a number of SSD custom-built configuration options have disappeared from Apple's 27-inch iMac lineup in its online store, with 1 TB and 2 TB options now missing entirely.

    On the 27-inch iMac, available storage upgrades have varied depending on which stock configuration is used as the starting point, with the low-end and middle-tier models allowing customers to select from 256 GB, 512 GB, or 1 TB of SSD storage as upgrades from the standard 1 TB Fusion Drives, while the high-end model allowed for upgrading to 512 GB, 1 TB, or 2 TB of SSD storage from the standard 2 TB Fusion Drive.

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    As of today, however, the available SSD options on the 27-inch iMac lineup in Apple's online store are much more limited and somewhat conflicting depending on the starting configuration. On the low-end model, 256 GB is now the only SSD upgrade option available, while on the middle-tier model Apple is showing no SSD options at all. For the high-end configuration, only a 512 GB SSD option is available.

    While the change is consistent across Apple's online stores in multiple countries, the Apple Store iOS app continues to show all of the usual SSD options.

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    The 21-inch iMac is also unaffected in either the online store or the app, with Apple offering up to 512 GB or 1 TB of SSD storage depending on starting configuration, and it makes little sense for the 21-inch model to offer better SSD options than its larger sibling.

    As a result, this is very likely a bug with Apple's online store that should be fixed relatively shortly.

    Update 4:15 PM: Apple says this is indeed an error and is fixing the issue.

    (Thanks, Kenneth!)

    Article Link: Many 27-Inch iMac SSD Configurations Disappear From Apple's Online Store, Likely Due to a Bug [Updated]
     
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    Same in the UK store:

    Screen Shot 2018-11-14 at 15.19.34 (2).png

    ...gotta be a bug, surely.
     
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    Only a matter of time now.

    Silent but sweet update before year end with vega graphics...in line with macbook pro 15 inch upgrade?

    Something is cooking ...(excuse the pun Tim). 2019 looking promising for desktop Macs following the MacMini.
     
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    The MBP Vega's haven't hit the store just yet, either. ;-)

    EDIT: they did 10secs later...

    Screen Shot 2018-11-14 at 15.59.29.png

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    PSA: And the maxed-out UK price is now £6524 (from £6209) or £6923 with Applecare (£399).
    https://www.apple.com/uk/shop/buy-mac/macbook-pro/15-inch-space-grey-2.6ghz-6-core-512gb#

    Gotta laugh, a £7K laptop. 8-|

    Even if you take the RAID'd 2x2TB 4TB down to more realistic 2TB, it's still a whopping £4724 or £5123 WITH Applecare.

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    Not a chance.
     
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    It's STILL showing the "512 GB SSD" as the only SSD option, online!
     
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    Still only showing the 512GB option here in the U.K. as well, an update to the iMac would be great! Even just a spec update and maybe True Tone, just like they did back in July with the MacBook Pro :)
     
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    The MBP just got Vega GPU's, so that's two spec bumps this year, with none for the iMac. Though for desktops, I prefer separate computer from display, as you can buy what you want display (and now eGPU) wise, and more importantly, the noise of the computer can be put away from you rather than being right near your face where you can hear it and it annoys you.

    BTW, if anyone wants the higher SSD options, the iOS app strangely still has them. Go figure.
     
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    Yea which is weird, the iMac has had no updates this year :( it’s probably a bug and no updates are coming this year :(
     
  12. SnarkyBear macrumors regular

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    Almost 4 hours after this story broke and no "corrections" made. Starting to feel less like a bug and more like an imminent upgrade.
     
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    It would be good, especially considering the MacBook Pro got a graphics update earlier. Maybe a spec update soon?
     
  14. emboahora macrumors newbie

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    I’m pretty sure the base line Mac Mini i3 2018 initially had more SSD options as well, and now it goes max to 512SSD, so maybe it is not a bug at all.
     
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    B&H were out of stock yesterday for the 512 SSD. Today they are back in stock. I gonna purchase the 5k soon but will hold off till this gets sorted out. They have them for $100 and of course no taxes for Ca.
     
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    Seems odd, Ming Chi Kuo did say there would be a spec update along with “significant display performance” update, could it be soon? They have announced updates in November before. Not getting my hopes up but it would be nice :)
     
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    Erm, not what I'm seeing: 1+2TB's are still options.
     
  18. emboahora macrumors newbie

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    Maybe it is a limitation depending on the region? It still does not show 1+2TB’s options in the Canadian store for the baseline Mini.
     

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    I see this for ca:
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    256 / 512 / 1 / 2
    ...weird.
     
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  21. emboahora macrumors newbie

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    But this is for the i5, yes? Does it show as upgrade options for the i3 Mini for you as well?
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    Yes!
     
  22. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    It took 10 hours, but Apple did finally get back to me. It's an error, and they're fixing it now.
     
  23. mrmiketheripper macrumors newbie

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    the SSD drives up the price so much because

    a) dram shortages
    b) these chips perform incredibly. what windows laptop or consumer drive can you get that can read and write at about 2.7+gbps??

    are people actually surprised that these drives are so expensive??? and the laptop is not $7k...no one is forcing you to buy the $7k option. it's an option. if that's too much, take down the specs. someone who needs such specs obviously won't mind spending the price to get the performance they want.
     
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    No really, I'd never have guessed the bleeding obvious. Thanks! :rolleyes:
     

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