Photo of the day: X-ray of the new 24-inch Apple iMac

Photo of the day: X-ray of the new 24-inch Apple iMac

IFixit has taken apart Apple’s new 24-inch iMac to assess its maintainability. So far, they have published only the first part of the disassembly report, so the final estimate is unknown. However, it is already striking how little space is occupied by electronic components in a computer case in comparison with what it was in models of previous years of release. A good idea of ‚Äč‚Äčthis and of the layout in general is given by an X-ray of the product taken for iFixit by Creative Electron.

The single-chip Apple M1, RAM and other chips are located on a narrow PCB at the bottom of the case. Below it is shown separately, after being removed from the case.

The Apple M1 SoC is outlined in red, and two 4 GB LPDDR4 memory chips, each manufactured by SK Hynix, are located in a “sandwich” under the M1. Highlighted in yellow is a Kioxia 128GB flash memory chip. In the green frame – the Apple 339S00763 wireless module, which provides Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support, in the blue and blue – the Apple APL1096 / 343S00474 and Apple APL1097 / 343S00475 power controllers. The Richtek RT4541GQV PWM controller is marked in pink.

Photo of the day: X-ray of the new 24-inch Apple iMac

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