October 31, 2020


Apple starts selling refurbished 21.5-inch iMac models within three months of its launch

At WWDC 2017 conference in June, Apple unveiled its refreshed version of iMacs. The models with 21.5-inch screen has Intel 7th gen ‘Kaby Lake’ processors as one of their key upgrades. However, within three months of the launch, the Cupertino based tech firm is selling its refurbished version in the US.
The refurbished 21.5-inch iMac models are now listed on the company’s dedicated website. Besides the upgraded processors, the new iMac models come with upgraded displays, faster SSD drives and discrete graphics.
For now, Apple’s refurbished stores only include 4K Retina display iMac models. Since the models are refurbished, they are listed at roughly 15% lower price tag than their original cost. Apple has listed eight different models with different configurations on the refurbished website. The base variant, which comes with 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive and AMD Radeon Pro 555 is listed for $1,099, which is $200 less than the original price tag.
At the time of the launch of its upgraded iMac models, Apple said that the new devices have 43% brighter displays of up to 500nits. While the 21.5-inch model can support up to 32GB RAM, the 27-inch model supports up to 64GB of RAM. Both variants get support for more internal storage, along with dual Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C ports.
The company also gave its fans a sneak peek at the upcoming ‘iMac Pro’ desktop, which will start shipping by the end of this year. The ‘iMac Pro’ has the same design as the regular 27-inch iMac, but it comes in a new Space Gray colour. The AiO has a 5K resolution display and can be configured with eight-core, ten-core or eighteen-core Xeon processors.
The iMac Pro also comes with AMD Radeon Vega graphics with up to 16GB of VRAM and up to 128GB of ECC storage. Some other features include four USB Ports, a Full HD FaceTime camera and real-time 3D rendering.