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Watch iFixit take an M1 iMac and Magic Keyboard apart on video

Imac 2021 Colors
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What you need to know

  • iFixit has taken an iMac apart and filmed some of the process.
  • The new Magic Keyboard with Touch ID wasn't safe, either.

Apple's new M1 iMac has been on sale for a little while now and the folk at iFixit have already done what they are wont to do – taken one apart and detailed the whole process. Now, we get to watch some of that action in video form, too.

The video, released to YouTube, shows a blue iMac being taken apart and having its innards removed. It's a grizzly watch indeed, but an interesting one. Check it out and you'll see what I mean.

The latest computer in Apple's lineup to inherit the snazzy M1 chip is the 24" iMac, redesigned with a new color palette and a shockingly thin profile. It's hard to imagine there's much room for repairability in this thing, but that's not going to stop us from tearing it down, along with the new Magic Keyboard.

Taking the iMac apart wasn't enough, though. iFixit has also dismantled a new Magic Keyboard to see what's going on inside – just to get a look at that new Touch ID sensor. Turns out, not a lot. But that's why it needed to be taken apart so we could find out, right?

We wouldn't suggest anyone takes their own iMac apart, of course. And anyone who hasn't already picked up Apple's latest Mac release should head over to our list of the best iMac deals before buying.

Oliver Haslam
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.