Hi, I’m Mike with OWC and I have Matt from engineering and we have the new iMac Pro we’re gonna tear it down and see what’s upgradeable inside now we’ve been in previous iMac’s before but this is not a rev… a rev iMac… so to speak… so it’s all new inside so… we don’t know what we’re going to find totally inside, or any hiccups we may encounter…So we’ll take you along for the ride. Let’s get started. Alright so first things first… Matt’s gonna score the tape that adhere’s the screen to the iMac Because you’ve got to get into the iMac through the front. Take it right along the edge here. Now, this is not an installation video so you can’t use this video to install anything on the inside. So we’ll actually be skipping steps for how to do that too… so you won’t be able to use this for step-by-step instruction this is a teardown video.There’s usually a quarter-inch of tape or a centimeter of tape around the edge here that we’re actually scoring to separate the screen from the tape. Of course, we always go back a few times just to make sure we got everything. Because the worst thing to do is actually lift it off and break the glass. Because the glass is actually adhered to the display so it’s not just the front glass we’re removing, it’s the display… everything. Okay, the next step is going to be laying it down and getting the glass off. Okay, now for the third cable, got it. So I would want to gently lift this… There’s one on this side… Should be able to just pull the screen out. All right, so we’ve displayed the iMac vertically so you can see what it looks like with the display gone and what the internals are. It looks like you have a left, right speaker. This is going to be a cooling assembly two rather large fans… and up here is going to be your RAM sockets.Here’s your wireless Bluetooth card. This is more than likely the CPU with a heatsink on the other side. This is probably your GPU with the heatsink on the other side. And power supply right here. The video cables connected here, here, and then over here. And so, we’re going to set this back down and we’re going to have fun taking it apart. Just start over here with this speaker assembly… Go ahead and do this one. it’s going to be our two… speaker assemblies loosened and moved off to the side. Okay I’ve already moved one of the little fan connectors. And they seem to just pull out very gently…Display… Here’s your
RAM. There’s your SSDs. All right, so that’s about as far as we need to go on to teardown. We’re going to start focusing on the motherboard assembly and all the memory, SSDs, and stuff. And then we’re gonna get the iMac out of the way… the iMac shell… out of the way. We’ve got four RAM modules here. 8GB each because it’s a standard 32 gigabyte machine. So, 1.0TB SSD… apparently we have two SSDs…That Apple is RAIDing together to get 1.0TB. … heatsink assembly going to CPU and graphics… So there’s four RAM modules. Here’s the two SSDs and there are tamper-proof stickers… on top of each one. SSD #1… SSD #2. Okay it does look like Apple’s using two SSDs. These are 512GB units, so they’re RAIDing those two drives together to form the 1.0TB drive. Okay next step… is we’re going to remove the heatsink… off the GPU and the CPU so let’s flip this over. Looks like we’ve got screws here and here…Again… tamper proof stickers… tamper proof stickers. Yup. Spring-loaded. Ok, there’s a little metal plate. okay Already loose, and… the big reveal. So the CPU is actually in there, and look’s like it’s thermal pasted… yah… thermal paste is holding it in there pretty tight. Rather well and that’s why you had the big pop. Because… the two springs are holding it down to keep it in contact with a socket. And so then that would be… this is gonna be our GPU. Which as you can see here they use a vast abundance of heat sink compound for it also. mm-hmm. But that’s gonna be your CPU… so it looks like the CPU will be… possibly upgradable. But like with anything we don’t we don’t know for certain until we actually test it out and get back to you on that… but… it’s definitely promising. So one thing we’re excited to actually be able to announce is that in the near future we’ll have a send in program, where you can send in your iMac Pro and we’ll upgrade your memory for you. So an aftermarket memory option will be available from OWC.And… in that too distant future we’re expecting to be able to announce a DIY upgrade kit for our advanced users and OWC partner sites that can support the upgrade for you. So one of the important benefits to either a send in program, or a post purchase DIY kit, is that you would be able to upgrade your iMac Pro to more memory… It’s not locked into the original memory you bought, because these are expensive machines so if you’ve determined that your
need in the future also needs 64GB of memory, or more… then we can help you make that possible. So that’s the iMac Pro, torn down. Thanks Matt for taking us through it. It was awesome of you… and to you out there thanks for watching and we’ll see you next time .