The iMac Pro has officially come to the end of the line, and you can no longer buy one of the high-end one-end computers from Apple.
Two weeks ago, Apple confirmed that there was not much stock of the iMac Pro left, and that it would be discontinued soon, which is exactly what has happened now.
The device has sold out over the past fortnight, and is not listed or available for purchase on Apple’s website.
If you want to buy an iMac Pro, your only options now are to build one as a revamped model from Apple (several are still left at the time of writing, starting from a few more for $ 3,800 in the US), or you could go for a second-hand model from an auction site.
The iMac Pro used to be compatible between the vanilla iMac and the Mac Pro, and as MacRumors says, Apple suggests that those who would have the Pro version of the all-in-one buy instead the high-resolution 27-inch iMac (with a 10-core CPU, and up to 128GB of system RAM and 8TB storage) instead. The latter works out as a more wallet-friendly proposition, of course.
Rumors about the iMac getting updated with Apple’s own ARM-based silicon are widespread, so these devices could, when they arrive (or indeed if they arrive) – maybe in October, or that’s the latest word from the grapevine – better buy. Especially if they have the sequel to the M1 chip, it’s very likely if the all-in comes later in 2021.
Perhaps the high-end model of that rumored iMac with an M1X processor (or whatever the sequel to the M1 ends up on) just makes the iMac Pro redundant effectively (although some would of people arguing that it was not already needed).