If you want to buy an iMac Pro, you'll need to move quickly

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Anyone thinking about grabbing themselves a new iMac Pro needs to be fast in order to avoid disappointment. The much-loved system is only available to buy "while supplies last" as Apple is discontinuing the high-end computer.

As well as there only being limited numbers of units available, buyers are also only able to opt for the base model, and no personal configuration or upgrades are possible. What's more, it seems unlikely that there will be a replacement system once supplies run dry.

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The only option for iMac Pro seekers looking to buy direct from Apple is the $4,999, 3.0GHz 10-core Intel Xeon W 27-inch base model, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD storage and 8GB Radeon Pro Vega 56. If you are happy with these specs, you're unlikely to be happy about delivery times -- there's currently a three to four week delay between ordering and delivery. There is a chance that third-party sellers will have different options available, however.

Apple has confirmed to Engadget that the system has been discontinued. The company also said that "most pro customers would likely be satisfied by the high-end 2020 iMac" -- a strong indicator that replacement models will not be forthcoming.

With Apple's recent switch to its high-performance, home-grown M1 chips, it is perhaps little surprise that these Xeon-based systems are being shuttered. The Mac Pro will serve as a potential second choice for customers, too, but the chances of an update iMac Pro are pretty slim.

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