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iMac with Retina 5K display is hard to mend

We are never going to see a new 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display will it blend, but we do get to see a teardown of Apple’s latest and greatest iMac to date. One thing is evident from the start, and that is not much has changed on the inside. Ok, so we know it comes with that new display, and some upgrades to its processor and GPU, but you have the same SSD, as well as the logic board, Bluetooth controller and the same overall layout of the components.

One thing becomes overly clear when reading through this iFixit teardown, and that is the Retina iMac 5K is hard to mend, so no change there either. As for the Retina iMac repairability score, this has been given a 5, and so we would advise you to not attempt to make repairs yourself. Maybe upgrade your RAM, but that is pretty much it.

Retina iMac teardown

There have been some great comments on the 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K teardown video, although there is one that seems very interesting. One person asked how iFixit was able to get hold of one so quick and tear it down yesterday? How do you think they were able to get hold of one so quick and then take it apart to see its innards?

During the teardown process we can see that some parts of the new iMac were assembled in the US, while others in China, so at least that is a good thing to bring some more work to U.S. shores.

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

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