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Old Nov 30, 2012, 01:56 AM   #1
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New iMac Unboxing Video and Teardown Photos




The new iMac is going on sale around the world on Friday, November 30th. In Australia, Ben Pasternak was able to walk into his local Apple Store and buy one and has posted the first unboxing video of the new machine:

Meanwhile, Japanese site Kodawarisan has posted teardown photos showing the innards of the thin new machine.

The new iMac tapers to a 5mm thin edge along the sides, requiring the use of a special welding technique to achieve the design.

The 21.5" iMac will go on sale today in the U.S. both in retail stores and in the online Apple store with immediate availability. The 27-inch model will be available for pre-order but won't ship until December. Stock is expected to be tight throughout 2012.

Article Link: New iMac Unboxing Video and Teardown Photos
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 01:58 AM   #2
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Looks good. Really thin. 
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 01:59 AM   #3
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The new iMac's look sexy as ****
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 02:00 AM   #4
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Whoa!

Talk about your 'Morning Smile': just turned on my computer at 9 am where I'm located to find a video of the new iMac. Thanks for this! Have a great day everyone.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 02:31 AM   #5
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Talk about your 'Morning Smile': just turned on my computer at 9 am where I'm located to find a video of the new iMac. Thanks for this! Have a great day everyone.
It's just past midnight here. A nice way to end the day as well

I was looking at that video and just thought "this is the future!"
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 02:34 AM   #6
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Wow! Is that thing pregnant?!
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 02:43 AM   #7
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No Thanks Apple!

A thin edge with a backside that looks like the back end of a bus. In fact by looking at the picture of the internals, I'm more tempted to ask just how much of the new iMac is simply empty space.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 03:44 AM   #8
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Wow! Is that thing pregnant?!
Well I hope it is so I can sell the newborn iMac puppy to the highest bidder out there.

It would be born as Core i3 but will grow into i7 in the next six months

Conclusion : I also find the new design silly
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 02:44 AM   #9
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I was looking at that video and just thought "this is the future!"
I was looking at that video with a HUGE grin on my face and just thought "want!" That young man in the video looked quite content as well if I may say so.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 02:48 AM   #10
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I'm sorry, is that a REPLACEABLE PROCESSOR???
http://www.kodawarisan.com/k2012_02/images/113022.png
The cpu has always been socketed, but there's no point in replacing it. The top models take the cpu about as far as it can go in that socket. You really have nothing to put in its place if you're purchasing the top configurations. Beyond that it's LGA2011 and Sandy Bridge E.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 02:01 AM   #11
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 02:03 AM   #12
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its sucks that it is not a retina display. I have rmbp i cant go to non retina device anymore
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 02:10 AM   #13
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its sucks that it is not a retina display. I have rmbp i cant go to non retina device anymore
I love the rMBP as much as everybody else, but since desktops are typically further away, you probably can't see the pixels anyway. What I am more interested is the quality of the display and reduced reflections. A 21" retina would likely be cost prohibitive.
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I love the rMBP as much as everybody else, but since desktops are typically further away, you probably can't see the pixels anyway. What I am more interested is the quality of the display and reduced reflections. A 21" retina would likely be cost prohibitive.
i disagree, my Best Buy had the 15" retina MBP and last 27" iMac side by side and the difference was obvious. it's pretty much a given we are 1 or 2 generations away from retina iMac.

i agree about the reflections though. i'm using a matte cinema display and i can't imagine the glass display here. if i put my iPad next to my monitor its practically a mirror in comparison to the matte cinema. unless i want to turn the brightness up so much my eyes burn.
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I love the rMBP as much as everybody else, but since desktops are typically further away, you probably can't see the pixels anyway.
that would make it a retina display.
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I love the rMBP as much as everybody else, but since desktops are typically further away, you probably can't see the pixels anyway. What I am more interested is the quality of the display and reduced reflections. A 21" retina would likely be cost prohibitive.
Unless the pixels make a noticeable difference in clarity I'd prefer to not bog the GPU down pushing inconsequential pixels. Looks like a winner but sizing is weird...I'd like something between the 21- and 27-inch iMac models.
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its sucks that it is not a retina display. I have rmbp i cant go to non retina device anymore
Technically the 27" iMac already close to retina, in fact just a hear shy of the 15 RMBP. Especially since your viewing from over 2 feet. The only "real" retina displays are the iphone 4S/5 and the ipad.
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still not really convinced of the new design. it's thin only from a particular viewing angle
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 02:56 AM   #20
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Technically the 27" iMac already close to retina, in fact just a hear shy of the 15 RMBP. Especially since your viewing from over 2 feet. The only "real" retina displays are the iphone 4S/5 and the ipad.
not true, it is retina, the rmbp screen is so much better than my non retina mbp and it is obvious
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Technically the 27" iMac already close to retina, in fact just a hear shy of the 15 RMBP. Especially since your viewing from over 2 feet. The only "real" retina displays are the iphone 4S/5 and the ipad.
Nonsense - it's drastically non-retina compared to the MBPr. The MBPr weighs in at 213 ppi and the 27" iMac at 108 ppi. For a 27" screen to hit that level it would need to go beyond the 4k UHD standard and probably won't happen for quite a while.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 02:18 AM   #22
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Gotta love the new iMac design.

Does it make the iMac less tall? No. (Limited by the screen height)
Does it make the iMac less wide? No. (Limited by the screen width)
Does it improve the iMac depth wise? No. (Limited by the stand)

Does it improve thermals? No. (Slightly less heat dissipated in a lot less volume)

Did Apple take away features? Yes. (Super Drive replaced with an internal plastic wedge).

Way to innovate, Apple.
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Gotta love the new iMac design.

Does it make the iMac less tall? No. (Limited by the screen height)
Does it make the iMac less wide? No. (Limited by the screen width)
Does it improve the iMac depth wise? No. (Limited by the stand)

Does it improve thermals? No. (Slightly less heat dissipated in a lot less volume)

Did Apple take away features? Yes. (Super Drive replaced with an internal plastic wedge).

Way to innovate, Apple.
Is the imac lighter? YES(by about 33% for the 27" model), this may not mean much to you, but guess what, an optical drive doesn't mean much to me. Some people move their imacs around quite a bit.

Is it quieter? That one remains to be seen, but since there is no super drive whirring up means you get rid of a potential noise source.

I for one am so happy about this new design, I cannot wait to sell my current imac and get one.
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Gotta love the new iMac design.

Does it make the iMac less tall? No. (Limited by the screen height)
Does it make the iMac less wide? No. (Limited by the screen width)
Does it improve the iMac depth wise? No. (Limited by the stand)

Does it improve thermals? No. (Slightly less heat dissipated in a lot less volume)

Did Apple take away features? Yes. (Super Drive replaced with an internal plastic wedge).

Way to innovate, Apple.
What kind of useless questions are these? Sure I'll have a stab at being on the opposite end then:

Does anyone use the Super Drive? No.
Does removing the Super Drive allow the iMac to be eight pounds lighter? Yes
Did Apple add any new features? Fusion Drive
Can you install more than 16GB of ram? Yes.
Does it perform better? Yes. Fusion Drive + Ivy Bridge + 1536 CUDA cores GFX + 32GB ram + less reflection on the display
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Gotta love the new iMac design.

Does it make the iMac less tall? No. (Limited by the screen height)
Does it make the iMac less wide? No. (Limited by the screen width)
Does it improve the iMac depth wise? No. (Limited by the stand)

Does it improve thermals? No. (Slightly less heat dissipated in a lot less volume)

Did Apple take away features? Yes. (Super Drive replaced with an internal plastic wedge).

Way to innovate, Apple.
Oh stop your complaining. It improves the footprint, the materials used, the total volume, the heat dissipation, the weight.

Really, you blokes are the biggest bunch of spoilt brats I've even seen...
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