New iMac Unboxing Video and Teardown Photos

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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
  2. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

    Oct 13, 2008
  3. macosxuser01 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2006
    Sacramento, CA
  4. Canadian Bacon macrumors regular

    Nov 27, 2007
    On the Baltic Sea

    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.
  5. AirThis, Nov 30, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2012

    AirThis macrumors 6502a

    Mar 6, 2012
    If I can connect a PC to the screen, I'll buy one. Otherwise I will get a revamped MacPro when it comes out.
  6. Hpye macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2011
    its sucks that it is not a retina display. I have rmbp i cant go to non retina device anymore
  7. Haifisch macrumors regular

    Nov 19, 2012
    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.
  8. spentan macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2009
    Just placed my order. Hopefully it arrives before Christmas

    27-inch iMac
    Dispatches in 2 - 3 Weeks
    Delivers 20/12/2012 - 24/12/2012 by Standard Shipping
    Part Number: Z0MS
    With the following configuration:
    •3.4GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz
    •8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x4GB
    •1TB Fusion Drive
    •NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX 2GB GDDR5
    •Magic Trackpad
    •Apple Wireless Keyboard (International English) and User Guide (English)
    •Accessory Kit
  9. rodriguise macrumors regular


    May 6, 2011
    Sparks, NV
    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.
  10. needfx macrumors 68040


    Aug 10, 2010
    macrumors apparently
    still not really convinced of the new design. it's thin only from a particular viewing angle
  11. ArchAndroid macrumors regular


    Aug 26, 2012
    London, England
    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. :rolleyes:
  12. kalsta macrumors 68000


    May 17, 2010
    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.
  13. TheNextBigThing, Nov 30, 2012
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 30, 2012

    TheNextBigThing macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2012
    Pearl of the Orient
    A nice machine in a living room. Beautiful design! :)
  14. GorgonPhone macrumors 6502a

    Dec 12, 2010
    looks retro..
  15. ZacNicholson macrumors 6502a


    Jun 25, 2011
  16. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    That's actually a great unboxing video. Nicely done.
  17. DennisD7 macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2012
    London, UK
  18. kockgunner macrumors 68000


    Sep 24, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    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!"
  19. till213 Suspended

    Jul 1, 2011
  20. deanbo macrumors regular

    May 6, 2003
    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.
  21. Canadian Bacon macrumors regular

    Nov 27, 2007
    On the Baltic Sea
    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.
  22. thekev macrumors 604


    Aug 5, 2010
    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.
  23. Lancer macrumors 68020


    Jul 22, 2002
    Empty Space = Better Cooling
  24. foidulus macrumors 6502a

    Jan 15, 2007
    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.
  25. Hpye macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2011
    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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