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Model A1419 / EMC 3070 / Mid 2017 / 3.4, 3.5 or 3.8 GHz Core i5 or 4.2 GHz Core i7 Kaby Lake Processor (ID iMac18,3) / Retina 5K display. Refer to the older iMac Intel 27" Retina 5K Display (Late 2014 & 2015) guides as the system is very similar.

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New iMac (2019) based on same architecture as 2017?

It looks like the new iMac 2019 is just a refresh of processors vs. a redesign. Does anyone know if this is the case? Specifically, I’m curious whether the RAM will remain user upgradeable through a door in the back of the computer.

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Boy! You didn’t even wait for the ink to dry on the announcement!

Start your stopwatch …

No-one even has the systems yet as well as had the time to even take a peek inside on whats changed (if anything). It will likely be a good month before we’ll have any clues.

As for the RAM access looking at the gallery we can see the door release button is still present just above the power outlet. So unless someone goofed on the pictures it appears the RAM is still accessible from the back.

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Can you give me a link to the announcement? I must be out of the loop.

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Thanks, I can't believe I missed this, I saw something on Reddit about it, but wasn't really paying attention.

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@reedcrosby - From what I've read nothing else has changed other than the CPU & GPU updates. While this is a good start Apple needs to get moving on getting TouchID and/or FaceID added to the iMac's.

I'm still waiting for the REAL Pro's MacBook Pro's to come out. The rumor has it a 16" or 16.5" is coming out later this year. I hope Apple aims this for us pro's. Giving us back the older keyboard, smaller touchpad & give us back the ports!

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I believe the 2017 models were based on Kaby Lake. I don’t think there’s a definitive answer, but it’s likely the 2019 iMac will use Ice Lake, if Intel ever gets around to using 10nm as they promised. The RAM is something we’re hoping for, but likely won’t happen, as the iMac Pro did not feature user-servicable memory.

Edit: @danj has the better answer here.

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I belive the CPU socket changed at least, as the 2017 is not compatible with i8 and i9

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It does not means that new model has all hardware and configuration are changed. iMac 2019 has latest operating system Mojave and also more RAM and more powerful processor.

Normally all PC Manufacture release new model after few changes to older model. same for iMac 2019

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