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Old Nov 30, 2012, 02:56 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.

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Old Nov 30, 2012, 02:58 AM   #2
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Looks good. Really thin. 
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 02:59 AM   #3
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The new iMac's look sexy as ****
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 03:00 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, 03:01 AM   #5
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 03:03 AM   #6
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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, 03:10 AM   #7
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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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Old Nov 30, 2012, 03:13 AM   #8
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 03:16 AM   #9
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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, 03:18 AM   #11
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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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Old Nov 30, 2012, 03:19 AM   #12
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Nice looking design. But the thing that most excites me about this release is the new (and long overdue) anti-reflective display coating. For that reason, it might just be the first iMac I purchase since the iMac G4.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 03:21 AM   #13
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A nice machine in a living room. Beautiful design!

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Old Nov 30, 2012, 03:23 AM   #14
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Looks good. Really thin. 
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glad my mom got this for me for christmas
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 03:26 AM   #16
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That's actually a great unboxing video. Nicely done.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 03:28 AM   #17
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I'm sorry, is that a REPLACEABLE PROCESSOR???
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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, 03:34 AM   #19
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Wow! Is that thing pregnant?!
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 03:43 AM   #20
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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   #21
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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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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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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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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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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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