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Update: The early unboxing video was taken down, but other unboxing and first impression videos are now available.


The new 24-inch iMac doesn't officially launch until this Friday, May 21, but an early unboxing of the machine has been shared on YouTube.

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The iMac unboxing video was made private subsequent to this story.

The video from Gadget Guy is in Cantonese, but it offers an up-close look at the yellow version of the iMac including how the machine and its color-matched accessories are packed in the box, how the magnetic power cord attaches to the rear of the iMac, and the Touch ID button on the Magic Keyboard.

Additional topics include a look at using the Globe key to change between keyboard languages, installing iOS apps on the M1-powered iMac, the side-oriented headphone jack, some quick benchmarks using Geekbench and Cinebench that show essentially the same performance as other M1 Macs, disk speed tests approaching 3000 MB/s for both read and write, and more.

Customers who placed early M1 iMac orders have seen their orders begin shipping ahead of Friday's targeted launch date, but we should be seeing press reviews hitting as soon as Tuesday morning.

(Thanks, aaronchow!)

Update: Video has been made private but has been mirrored here.

Update 2: The mirror has now also been made private.

Article Link: Apple's New 24-Inch iMac Shown Off in Early Unboxing
 
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ouimetnick

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I am surprised we haven't seen anything from the usual simp, iJustine...
She and the other die hard cult followers like Renee Ritchie will probably be dropping their reviews tomorrow or Wednesday. Expect a dramatic clickbaity looking thumbnail from Renee as well. ?? I still watch their videos from time to time, just not every one.
 

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Wow ... the ugliest Apple products I think I've ever seen short of the original boat-anchor machines. Go back to the industrial design cues. Dear god ... I hope the 24" is just targeted at kids. I'd have a hard time believing the 'pro' level machines don't end up with these design cues, or at least lets hope!
 

Steve121178

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Wow ... the ugliest Apple products I think I've ever seen short of the original boat-anchor machines. Go back to the industrial design cues. Dear god ... I hope the 24" is just targeted at kids. I'd have a hard time believing the 'pro' level machines don't end up with these design cues, or at least lets hope!
Looks great to me. This particular colour is horrible, but the design of the actual product is spot on.
 
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