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We've been doing iMac teardowns a long time, so we're fairly quick by now—but if you're impatient, nothing beats an X-ray. Check out this beauty from our friends at Creative Electron.

Compared to an X-ray of the 27" Intel iMac, we noticed:

The new iMac's interior is dominated by two huge metal plates. What are those for?

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.

Almost all of the silicon is concentrated into narrow horizontal strips at the top (the display board) and bottom (main logic board). If you've seen our other M1 Mac teardowns, you might've expected this.

PS: Are those two circles in the middle coin cell batteries?

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