I still have the regular one. Wish I could get one of these for my photography…. Nice vid Mam plz make the MacOS tutorial plz bro i wanna learn i hav to buy one and before i buy it i must know how to use it. Mobile Notify of. Oldest Newest Most Voted.
Inline Feedbacks. Nick Ackerman. Trishant Sharma. Blood Moon. Eddie-Daimon Barber. Teo Marius. More Mac content in general, please! Love the channel! Shahid Ahmed. Ivan Ivann. Muhammad bima. Jason Ong. Saad Chr. Sick rider. Karim Khalid. The first time your iMac starts up, Setup Assistant walks you through the simple steps needed to start using your new Mac.
You can respond to all the prompts, or skip some steps and choose to complete them later. For example, it might make sense to set up Screen Time—which you can set for different users—after initial setup. To learn more, see Accessibility on your Mac. Connect to a Wi-Fi network: Choose the network and enter a password, if necessary. To change the network later, click the Wi-Fi status icon in the menu bar, click Other Networks, then choose a Wi-Fi network and enter the password.
You can also choose to turn Wi-Fi on or off here. Open System Preferences , then click Network. If you want to transfer your data from another computer now or later, see Transfer your data to your new iMac. See Apple Account on Mac.
Store files in iCloud: With iCloud, you can store your content—documents, photos, and more—in the cloud, and access it anywhere you go. Be sure to sign in with the same Apple ID on all your devices. Click Apple ID, click iCloud in the sidebar, then select the features you want to use. You can also choose to use iCloud Keychain to save your passwords during setup.
With the exception of that gorgeous 5K screen, the Retina display iMac has the same design and dimensions as the regular inch model, which came out back in As ever, the bezel measures just 5mm thick, making for one thin screen. Of course, you won't notice the slim frame unless you view it from the sides.
And besides, the rest of the machine isn't nearly as skinny -- the desktop still puffs out behind the display where all the components live, and you'll need to budget enough room on your desk to fit a machine that measures The metal stand in the back naturally adds to that footprint, though Apple smartly put a keyhole in there to allow for tidier cable management. Throughout, the machine is fashioned out of the same smooth aluminum as the MacBook line, making for a premium design.
All in all, I dig the aesthetic here, and always have. When Apple first unveiled it two years ago, though, I was adamant that thin bezels alone weren't a good enough reason to buy a new iMac. I still feel that way, though there have always been other reasons you might want one. In this case, that stunner of a display. That's an excellent excuse to spend twice as much on an all-in-one as you normally would. Speaking of the sort, I promise I'll get to the display in just a minute.
First, though, let's go over the ports, just to be thorough. All of the ports and openings are located on the backside toward the bottom, with everything arranged in a neat row. There's also a Kensington lock slot and the all-important power port, which is located right behind the stand, making it easier to just thread the power cable through the keyhole. One thing you won't notice are the speakers, but believe me, they're there -- two of 'em.
Specifically, Apple squeezed them into the chambers on either side of the screen, with the sound firing downward through the lower bezel. For a sound setup you can't even see, it's actually quite robust. Finally, the iMac ships with the same, old wireless keyboard, along with your choice of an Apple Mouse, Magic Mouse gesture-enabled or Magic Trackpad. As ever, the keyboard is comfortable to type on, if a tad flat, and I like the Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad equally.
That's what a colleague said when he first saw the Retina iMac, and even now that I've been playing with it for a few days, I feel the same way. I didn't want to do anything for the first few minutes; I just wanted to swap in new desktop backgrounds, each sharper than the last, and see how many details I could pick out. Even the flat new icons in OS X Yosemite look great, but you're probably going to need some 4K video or high-res photos if you want to make the most of the screen. I imagine the photo and video enthusiasts this machine is aimed at will have that on hand anyway.
If you can get yourself some nice test pictures, maybe a few shot by professionals, you'll notice extraordinary detail in everything from leather to reptilian skin. Macro shots, in particular, are about as close as you can get to feeling like you're looking out a window. Given the right image, one with accurate colors and impeccable sharpness, there's little separating that collection of pixels from the real thing.
But it's not just the resolution that makes this a best-in-class display -- the image quality is also top-notch. For starters, Apple used Oxide TFT thin-film transistor technology to keep the brightness even throughout the inch panel.
Apple also added a so-called compensation film for viewing angles. Indeed, colors stay pungent even from severe off-angles -- unrealistically wide angles, I mean. The truth is, though, that the last two years of iMacs had wide viewing angles as well, with relatively little glare, so whatever Apple did here, it feels more like it fine-tuned an already-excellent display.
Ditto for the colors: They're vivid and lifelike, but then again, I said the same thing about the last generation of iMacs. Additionally, Apple borrowed the same "organic passivation" technique it uses on its Retina iPads, which has a positive effect on both image clarity and power consumption. Speaking of the sort, Apple says this model uses 30 percent less power than the previous-gen of iMacs, which is important because no one wants a display this pixel-dense to overheat.
Behind it all, there's a custom Apple-designed timing controller chip to tell each pixel what to do. All told, my biggest complaint about the display is that you can't use it as a second screen. While some earlier iMacs could work as standalone monitors, the 5K iMac is designed to be used as an all-in-one only. Unfortunately, too, there's currently no standalone 5K Cinema Display, though I wouldn't be surprised if one were in the works.
For now, though, that means if you already own a new Mac Pro and want a super-sharp display to play back 4K content, you'll need to look to other brands. Of course you do. For the purposes of my review, I tested the entry-level model, which comes with a 3. In general-performance benchmarks like Geekbench and Xbench, I saw a slight bump over last year's iMac, which ran on a slightly lower-clocked Intel Core i5 processor and a different GPU.
Meanwhile, on Cinebench, my OpenGL test, results rose slightly from Not a big difference. It's a similar story with the boot-up: It took about 15 seconds here, compared with 13 the last time around. Very similar results, all around. But enough about benchmarks -- let's talk about 4K. I mean, that's what this machine was built for, right?
And how. To put the new iMac through its paces, I loaded up Final Cut Pro with around 10 gigabytes of 4K video clips, and then got to work editing. Much like the newest Mac Pro, which came out last year, the Retina iMac has enough horsepower that you can quickly add effects to 4K files in Final Cut Pro, even while the file is playing back. Whether it was the "camcorder" effect or a black-and-white filter, I saw my clips transform immediately, with no wait time and no pause in the playback.
Speaking of the sort, to ensure smooth playback, I enabled a setting in Final Cut Pro that causes the clip to pause when a frame drops. I'm happy to say the playback never actually paused. Oh, and in case you're wondering, it took four minutes and 53 seconds to export that 10GB project as a p file, optimized for Apple devices.
I have nothing to compare that export time to, but I will say that's the only time the iMac ever got noisy. Not loud , really, but I could definitely hear the fans start to kick in. Aside from performance potential, that's one of the bigger differences between this and the higher-end Mac Pro: The Pro stays whisper-quiet under even heavier loads. Though the Retina display iMac wasn't built for gaming, specifically, I decided to try my hand anyway. In any case, it is indeed respectable.
Even at native resolution 5, x 2, , I got frame rates of up to 26 fps average of 22 fps in the three-year-old Batman: Arkham City. That's with details and anti-aliasing both set on medium. Once I turned off anti-aliasing and dropped the resolution to 4, x 2,, the average frame rate climbed to 34 fps. At 3, x 1,, it jumped to 52 fps. You will see why Apple iMac has out-paced every other All-in-one computer.
They are simply the best in their class All-in-One. My iMac Late non-5K display damaged need replacement and I'm about to order a new display assembly. Hi, have you make the change your iMac 27 "late with 5k? See step Where would you buy a replacement 5K panel? If the controller board is damaged, can this also be bought separately?
What is the model of this logic board and where can I find one? Any idea the model or part number of the 4. There is not any cooler in the CPU. Nacked CPU? Maybe the i7 need a cooler and i5 could run without any cooler? Also could be interesting to buy this iMac, and later go up to the next Mac Pro generations and use this "old iMac" like a Retina Display. These new iMacs can't be used as external displays. The current version of DisplayPort can't handle the bandwidth necessary for 5k displays over a single connector, so Apple decided to cut the feature rather than only support 4k resolution, or require two connectors.
So, the screen is stuck with this computer, and you can't use it with any other. Probably not. I believe the processor options available for this have 84 and 88 watt max TDPs, while the 8 core I7 is rated at using up to watts. It would most likely not be able to dissipate the heat under load. Is the headphone socket part of the right speaker assembly? It does not seem to be on the logic board.
Is that an extra SATA port? Or is that one already used? I did the double SSD upgrade on my wondering if this one can do it. Unfortunately, that part number for the temperature sensor appears to be invalid. Microchip has no record of any such item.
Looking at this picture at the bottom of the board there's the J At its right-hand side there's one of the U and different from the picture and from the boardview mine has its resistors soldered above it not around.
And it was such a huge pain to get it right I don't even know how I managed to get my board working again - can only hope it'll be good enough to last a few years…. They use various heuristics to then keep the "most frequently used" files stored onto the SSD. Most of the system files wind up on it along with most of my docs it seems. A used ssd from a Macbook Pro 13 late or newer will work with the late 5k imac? And those adapters they sell on eBay to use a regular m2 ssd?
Or is it only available for the fusion drive models? A lot of people like me want to buy a standard config model from the store and then upgrade the RAM and Storage ourselves. This teardown story claims this can be done. But I wonder if more information about the storage can be provided. The fusion drive looks like a regular hard drive with something plugged into the motherboard.
What happens if we replace the regular drive with SSD. Is anything software related impacted? I sort of answered my own question. I want to get the standard iMac so I can take delivery today which means getting a 1TB fusion drive. I was curious about upgrading the regular hard drive part of the fusion drive.
Google Mercury Accelsior E2. But here's the thing. There's something even better. That will give you the best possible performance.. Be wary of saying that thunderbolt will be faster than apple's internal disk speed. Because most thunderbolt cases have a PCIe 2. You only start to get faster than the internal speed once you start striping drives. A PCIe 2.
Would very much like to know: Can the stand be unscrewed and removed after disassembly? Does it appear as though it can be removed? Looks like you can upgrade to a new cpu Haswell refresh probably since it doesn't appear to be soldiered on. Any idea what the part number is for the 8GB modules?
This shows 4x2GB which is the standard. I ordered that memory configuration, expecting I can source new 8GB modules for less than Apple's price. I am wondering about the storage configs because there is a slot for a SSD and a hard drive so if I only get the SSD option from apple does that leave the HDD slot free for me to put something along the lines of a 6TB hard drive in there?
This is also my thought. This question needs answering! I found out the hard way. If anyone can point me in the right direction it would be much appreciated! As far as I can tell, you can either run an app that overrides fan control or you can buy an OWC cable that fools the system - I believe that it merely short pins 2 and 7 to turn off this feature. Specially the two circle plastic washers that place center of it I understand from other forums it's possible to disable the fusion drive setup via terminal commands.
Any explanation why the fan in the 5K iMac is oh so much louder than in the predecessor? I don't think I have ever heard the fan in the December 27", but the one in my 5K blows as soon as even a hint of a workload is required. Hi, is the RAM identical to the one found in late iMac? There are many issue being reported with the hinge failing on the older iMac , the culprit being two small plastic washers breaking which results in the screen flopping forward.
I want to install a modified, shortened , stand. It appears that the stand can not be removed as was possible with the original iMac using a credit card to unlock the mechanism. Is this correct? If so then the only way to remove the stand is to open the iMac up? If so, shame on Apple! I'm start to getting worried about repairing because it's hard to do so and I am aware that I could break or damage internal modules unnoticed.
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