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Original Macintosh Vs. new iMac teardown in 2014

Whenever a high-end device is released we wait in anticipation for the iFixit teardown but they seem to have taken a long time in a disassembly of the Macintosh 128k, which recently celebrated its 30th birthday. Seeing this old computer taken apart gives us a great idea of just how Apple has evolved, and you only have to look at the most recent iMac tear down to see just what we mean.

The most recent teardown for the likes of the iPhone 5S and iPad Air shows how the technology is far more advanced in these mobile devices compared to that of the Macintosh 128k.

iFixit had to get some help from the Vintage Mac Museum and Cult of mac to come up with a new take on their teardowns, and it is nice to step back in the past to see how it was done 30 years ago.

What we do find funny is the latest iMac was given a repairability score of 3 out of 10, whereas the old Macintosh computer managed an impressive 7 out of 10 — where did it all go wrong?

We do love the retro teardown as to what it would have been like back then, even to the point where the lady in the video is trying to come up with a cool name for taking the Macintosh 128k apart.

Apple has gone from making a computer that was easy to fix, to something that requires far more skill and specialist tools. However, there is no getting away from the fact that having an Apple device was cool back then and still is now.

If you were asked what old school device you would like to see iFixit teardown, what would it be and why?

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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.

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