iMac Pro Discontinued, but Not Dead?
After some minor sleuthing, I think the name “iMac Pro” will be reintroduced and fully replace the 27-inch iMac. The M1 iMac webpage doesn’t include the phrase “24-inch iMac” anywhere. The 27-inch iMac page, on the other hand, alludes to its size everywhere. If the larger, higher-powered model were to share the standard iMac name, you’d think the 24-inch would continue to include that differentiator.
When the iMac Pro was discontinued earlier this year, I figured Apple would explain it by saying the regular iMacs, powered by Apple Silicon, were so powerful that there be no need for a “Pro.” There would be smaller and larger versions, as usual, and that would satisfy the iMac market just like it did before the iMac Pro was a thing. Because otherwise, why not keep selling the old iMac Pro until an Apple Silicon version was ready? Now I think it was simply a matter of supply and demand, along with wanting to clear the decks for a grand reintroduction.1
Without copy to change on the
24-inch iMac’s marketing page, the transition will be that much easier.
It also gives me hope that the regular HomePod will get reimagined and reintroduced. For how can you have a mini without a regular? ↩︎