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[* black] Our midrange unit comes with two Thunderbolt 4 ports and two regular USB-C ports. That's twice as many as the base model, but still not that impressiveparticularly impressive for a desktop. Hopefully there's room internally for expansion and eventual upgrades.
[* black] Our midrange unit comes with two Thunderbolt 4 ports and two regular USB-C ports. That's twice as many as the base model, but still not that impressiveparticularly impressive for a desktop. Hopefully there's room internally for expansion and eventual upgrades.
[* icon_note] But hey, if it's color options you're after, you're in luck—there are more of those than there are ports.
[* black] Is it just us or areAre we about to enter the Matrix? That circular power port looks eerily similar to a [link|https://guide-images.cdn.ifixit.com/igi/mTGMD2DrWvVAo6ME.full|headjack|new_window=true]. Reality is an illusion!(Better take this iMac apart quick, before it learns kung fu.)
[* black] Commentary on strength of that magnet(?) connection welcome
[* black] The bottom of
As expected, beneath the foot hasbase we find the usual regulatory markings as usual, complete withmarkings: a new A2438 model number, and a unique identifier of EMC 3663.
[* black] It's also "Made in Thailand" is a changeinstead of pace for the iMacChina, likely due to tariffs in China. The all-in-one hasrecent tensions (and tariffs) with the latter. iMacs historically beenwere assembled in China, with some units having been [guide|11936|built|stepid=42486|new_window=true] [guide|30260|in the|stepid=70935|new_window=true] [guide|92170|States|stepid=172297|new_window=true].
[* black] The new iMac is about as thin asthe thickness of two iPads. But unlike thosethese two iPads, Apple didn't forget the headphone jack—it's on the side this time, because [link|https://twitter.com/MKBHD/status/1384578916350836736|the depth of a headphone jack is greater than the iMac's thickness|new_window=true], if you can believe it.
[* black] Is it just us or areAre we about to enter the Matrix? That circular power port looks eerily similar to a [link|https://guide-images.cdn.ifixit.com/igi/mTGMD2DrWvVAo6ME.full|headjack|new_window=true]. Reality is an illusion!(Better take this iMac apart quick, before it learns kung fu.)
[* black] Commentary on strength of that magnet(?) connection welcome
[* black] The bottom of
As expected, beneath the foot hasbase we find the usual regulatory markings as usual, complete withmarkings: a new A2438 model number, and a unique identifier of EMC 3663.
[* black] It's also "Made in Thailand" is a changeinstead of pace for the iMacChina, likely due to tariffs in China. The all-in-one hasrecent tensions (and tariffs) with the latter. iMacs historically beenwere assembled in China, with some units having been [guide|11936|built|stepid=42486|new_window=true] [guide|30260|in the|stepid=70935|new_window=true] [guide|92170|States|stepid=172297|new_window=true].
[* black] The new iMac is about as thin asthe thickness of two iPads. But unlike thosethese two iPads, Apple didn't forget the headphone jack—it's on the side this time, because [link|https://twitter.com/MKBHD/status/1384578916350836736|the depth of a headphone jack is greater than the iMac's thickness|new_window=true], if you can believe it.