Apple recently launched their new iMac Pro and the guys from iFixit decided to take one apart to see what is inside. Unlike other versions of the Mac, the iMac Pro is not designed to be upgradeable, you cannot add in your own RAM, without taking it apart.
The guys from iFixit tore down the entry level iMac Pro, which costs close to $5,000 and comes with a 8 core 3.2GHz Intel Xeon processor and 32GB of RAM. It also comes with a 27 inch 5K display and a 1TB SSD.
Turns out this iMac Pro isn’t just a reskinned iMac after all—the Pro’s internal organs are newly configured to give priority to the cooling system, which is totally different from any other iMac we’ve seen. They increased the Pro’s cooling capacity by 80% through the addition of a dual-fan cooler, a ginormous heat sink, and a beefier rear vent. Said expanded cooling system likely benefited from the nixed RAM door and the switch from platter drive to SSD.
The new iMac has a completely new design inside with improved cooling. The guys from iFixit score devices on a score of 1 to 10, 10 is very easy to repair and 1 is very difficult. The new iMac Pro only scored 3 out of 10, this means that the device is difficult to repair. You can see full details of the teardown over at iFixit at the link below.