Experts iFixit found in the updated monoblock Apple iMac removable processor and a removable memory modules
The specialists of iFixit quickly got new monoblocks Apple. They chose an updated model with a 4K display.
Recall a couple of years ago, a similar model iFixit has earned one point from a possible ten. Looking ahead, the updated version was able to outstrip its predecessor, but all in good time.
So, the whole design has changed little since Apple has kept the same body. But changed the details. The first operation procedure of disassembly — the dismantling of the display that is attached to the body by glue.
Next, you can get the speakers and the main system Board that does not cause any difficulties.
Further found most interesting.
First, the updated iMac removable memory modules! In this case, SK Hynix H5AN8G6NAFR.
Second, the CPU is now also removable! This is the usual Intel Core i5-7400 LGA 1151, so theoretically there is a possibility to change the CPU to something more productive. Note that the crank is the lowest model iMac will not work. Apple specifies for it the integrated GPU Intel Iris Graphics Plus, 640, this means that there is a mobile CPU Core i5-7360U performed BGA1356. By the way, the HDD drive is also quite common.
Another interesting detail is the battery for the chip CMOS responsible for the BIOS settings.
As for the motherboard, it is a GPU adapter Radeon Pro 555, memory chips SK hynix H5GC4H24AJR-ROC GDDR5 controller Broadcom BCM5776, camera processor Vimicro VC0359, audio chipset Cirrus Logic CS42L83 and other components.
In the end, the updated candybar earned three points out of a possible ten. Extra points for removable CPU and RAM. In the cons the novelty has recorded the necessity of dismantling the display for every transaction, as well as the design of the display glued to the glass, which increases the cost of the repair. But really Apple for the mere fact of using a conventional CPU and a conventional memory modules in this device — a huge step forward for users, even most of them will not need.