Apple Post-Event with Hardware Launches Means Time for Further Disassembly of Apple iFixit! It's the first teardown this time was made in the new iMac with 21.5 ″ 4K Retina display.
Fortunately, we started with the right foot. It seems that Apple has heard some prayers and is using some standard components within this new 21.5 ″ iMac, although none of them are easily accessible to the user.
Just to remove the screen and access the interior part already a certain delivery, and then depending on what you want to change need to proceed even further in disassembly. But the two excellent news of this model that still carries the code A1418, as the previous one that the RAM a traditional SO-DIMM with two slots, and the CPU (in the model they opened, an Intel Core i5 “Kaby Lake” 3.5GHz) modular.
So yes, anyone who wants to be able to upgrade this iMac's RAM in the future and even change their processor. But if you want to do that, you have to be very careful in the process or have some technical expert take care of the cucumber.
Not least, iFixit gave it a rating 3/10 “repairability” for this iMac is still somewhat low due to the difficulty of accessing the components, but much better than the 1/10 achieved by the previous model. Incidentally, it had been years since Apple had adopted logic board soldered memory on the 21.5 ″ iMacs good advancement.
At 64GB RAM on 27 ″ input model
IFixit has not yet opened the new 27 ″ Retina 5K iMac, but Other World Computing has already confirmed that even its input model supports at 64GB RAM while Apple s only allows it to be configured with up to 32GB.
Not only the good news, how to do this upgrade “on the outside” is obviously soooo much more affordable. Apple charges $ 600 to upgrade this iMac's RAM from 8GB to 32GB; At OWC, the 64GB kit comes out for $ 580 and 4 16GB combs each.
via ZDNet, Apple World Today