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Apple is back to their old ways: In 2012, when Apple launched the thin-edged iMac, our base-level iMac had empty solder pads where a Fusion Drive's SSD slot might live.

The following year, our teardown unit arrived with an empty slot, ripe for the upgrade.

We're back to empty pads, and the death of any dreams of buying cheap and upgrading on your own. If you want Fusion Drive, you'll have to configure it at purchase, or be handy with a soldering iron.

The curved heatsink is a bit beefier than we saw earlier this week, and a return to the 2013 design; perhaps helping that new Broadwell CPU find cooler pastures.

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