Oldest iMac Still in Regular Use?

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  1. Phil77354 macrumors regular

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    I'm curious, and it seems like it would be interesting, to see what the oldest iMac models might be that are still being used regularly by folks here.

    My iMac is a late 2014 model, 27 inch Retina 5K, so it's not that old. It replaced a 2011 model iMac with the smaller display (and I still have that older iMac in a box somewhere, along with one of the very first iMacs with the plastic case).
     
  2. mj_ macrumors 6502

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    My neighbor's daughter still uses a Mid 2007 20-inch iMac running 10.11 on an (almost) daily basis for high school doing research, writing papers, etc. Her mom uses a Mid 2010 21.5-inch iMac to run her side business.

    Both iMacs are still in great condition, although the 2010 did drop on its corner once and has a few scuffs but that's all.
     
  3. F23 macrumors member

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    Mid 2011 base model iMac daily driver running off external SSD. flawless
     
  4. vertical smile macrumors 68040

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    I daily use my 2006 Mac Pro 1,1. It is amazing how fast that machine still is. I have upgraded it many times over the past 12 years, which sadly, I think the user upgrading of Macs days are sun setting.


    My parents are still daily using a Mid-2007 iMac that I bought for them in 2010.

    About 2 years ago, my father started to complain about how slow it was getting, so last summer I swapped the HDD for a SSD, and he said it now feels like a new computer.
     
  5. Retroworldnews macrumors newbie

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    just today I send my iMac mid 2011 get fix,

    All along is the power button faulty need to press a lot of time than can turn on
    than I never shut down , let it run 24/7 , play online radio , do a bit BTC mining but this only like last years than I start let it run . When I first get this iMac, I will shut down if never use , never put to sleep , that time I kinda noob on using iMac as I don't know should actually put to sleep

    So I now curious why my power supply get spoil ? i never set high usage come BTC mining ,
     
  6. krazzix macrumors member

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    Still use my 2011 iMac daily for work & games. Glad I choose an SSD back then. Can't run the latest games anymore though. I want to upgrade when a new iMac comes around with new Navi GPU's.
     
  7. iF34R macrumors 65816

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  9. sxistus macrumors newbie

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    iMac late 2009, maxed RAM (16gb) and hybrid hdd (8gb ssd + 1tb disk). Runs smoothly 'til this day. :)
     
  10. mreg376 macrumors 65816

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    Still use my mid-2007 24" iMac (purchased March 2008), upgraded with a 512GB SSD, the max 6GB of RAM, and a T9300 CPU. Running El Capitan. Not my main machine, but still runs very well.
     
  11. Retroworldnews macrumors newbie

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    you never update the usual security stuffs in App store?
     
  12. computerdummy macrumors newbie

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  13. Retroworldnews macrumors newbie

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    sometimes I don't know want to update the patch or not. I " sometimes suspect it will make your older iMac run
    slow or whatever "
     
  14. mreg376 macrumors 65816

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    Whatever is there in Software Update, I do. There isn't much these days for El Capitan, but I've never had a security issue with any Mac.
     
  15. riffdaddy macrumors newbie

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    Mid 2010 21.5" iMac. It was getting really wonky, so I replaced the HD with a Crucial SSD and it's like a new machine. I use it every day for 4-5 hours. I will keep this mac until it dies or until a iMac remake makes it too tempting to pass up.
     

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