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[* black] We've been doing iMac teardowns [guide|1236|for a long time], so we're fairly quick at it by now—but if you're impatient to see inside, nothing beats an X-ray. Check out this beauty from our friends at [link|https://www.creativeelectron.com|Creative Electron|new_window=true].
[* black] [link|https://valkyrie.cdn.ifixit.com/media/2020/08/10131744/X-ray_full_imac_max-quality-1-scaled.jpg|Here's another X-ray|new_window=true] of the most recent 27" iMac for comparison. Some things we noticed:
[* black] The new iMac's interior is dominated by two huge metal plates. What are those for?
[* black] The new iMac's interior is dominated by two huge metal plates. What are those for?
[* black] The Apple logo provides a convenient RF pass-thru for some antenna hardware—but unlike in the past, the antenna itself is not Apple-shaped.
[* black] Almost all of the silicon is concentrated into narrow horizontal strips at the top (that'll be the display board) and bottom (main logic board). If you've seen our other [link|https://www.ifixit.com/News/46884/m1-macbook-teardowns-something-old-something-new|M1 Mac teardowns], you're probably already ahead of usyou might've expected this.
[* black] Almost all of the silicon is concentrated into narrow horizontal strips at the top (that'll be the display board) and bottom (main logic board). If you've seen our other [link|https://www.ifixit.com/News/46884/m1-macbook-teardowns-something-old-something-new|M1 Mac teardowns], you're probably already ahead of usyou might've expected this.
[* black] PS: Are those two circles in the middle ''coin cell batteries? ''