iFixit Teardown Reveals Inside Look at New iMac Model

Our colleagues at iFixit have taken apart the latest Apple device, revealing the components of the new 20″ iMac.

To access the internal components, the display needs to be removed first, a less convenient method compared to the older G5 models which had a removable back panel.

The display, an AU Optronics M302EW02, interestingly uses CCFL backlighting instead of the more modern LED, with four high-voltage AC powered lamps.

The team also had to remove 22 screws to access the 12.7mm SATA 8x double-layer SuperDrive, which is notably designed without screws.

Additionally, they discovered six temperature sensors, with the largest positioned over the 2.66 GHz Core 2 Duo processor.

While dismantling a brand new iMac isn’t something I’d personally rush to do, it’s fascinating to see what’s inside.


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