Upgrade your new iMac!

The Power Macintosh 6100/60, the first Macinto...

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Seems from iFixit’s latest dismantling of the new range of iMacs released just yesterday that both the CPU and GPU are removable. This opens up the possibility of upgrading your iMac if either should fail in the future, or simply replacing either with faster version at a future date. This is great news for those of us who hate having to get a new Mac just to ‘keep up to speed’. Most Apple hardware last for years, certainly longer than most PC stuff (in my experience you are lucky to get 2-3 years out of a PC whilst I have a PowerMac that still works 16 years after I bought it!).

How soon we will see actual upgrades being available is anyone’s guess but expect some to appear in the next year or so from the likes of  Newer Technology. Let’s hope Apple continue this practice with future Macs, especially portables. how cool to be able to upgrade not only the RAM and HD in your Mac but the CPU and GPU as well!


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