RIP: Apple Discontinues Space Gray Mac Accessories
It seems that the discontinuation of Apple’s iMac Pro has also had knock-on consequences for the company’s gorgeous range of Space Gray “Magic” accessories.
The matching accessories on Apple’s website all now include a “While supplies last” label, suggesting that the end of the road has arrived.
A lot of customers fell immediately in love with the stunning aesthetic of the Space Gray accessories that were launched to match the external design of the Space Gray iMac Pro. However, with Apple discontinuing the aforementioned Pro iMac, it seems that not a lot of customers actually want accessories that don’t match the aesthetic of the iMac that they are purchasing.
The “While supplies last” wording is listed on the Space Gray variants of the Magic Mouse 2, the Magic Keyboard, and the Magic Trackpad, meaning that they have an extremely limited shelf life left and will only be available to purchase for what is likely going to be a short period of time. Although being discontinued, it doesn’t look as though Apple is offering any financial discounts on the hardware. Yet.
This internal decision by Apple doesn’t mean that the accessories are being discontinued, however. The limited supply label only applies to the Space Gray variants, which means that once stocks have been depleted, the Magic Keyboard, the Magic Mouse 2, and the Magic Trackpad 2 will only be available to purchase with a Silver aesthetic.
You might be asking yourself “but what about those seven different colors available with the new M1 iMac?” That’s an extremely good question. Currently, those iMacs come with matching accessories depending on the color that you purchase. Currently, you cannot purchase color-matching accessories independently of the M1 iMac but that could potentially change in the future.
Once Apple had announced and launched the iMac Pro, the matching Space Gray accessories followed. Maybe the same process will be adopted with the colorful M1 iMacs.