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27-inch & 21-inch iMac Late 2013 Unboxing

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 | Author:

Apple quietly released new Haswell processor based iMacs today, so of course we ran right out to our local Apple Store. Here’s a few unboxing photos we took for your pleasure before we began our compatibility testing.

As always, follow the OWC Blog for industry coverage, tips, and more tricks for keeping your Apple products at their best.

Apple Introduces 27-Inch iMac Video Card Replacement Program

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 | Author:

Do you have a 27-inch 3.1GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 or 3.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 iMac with the AMD Radeon HD 6970M video card? Have you been seeing white or blue vertical lines in the display? Has your screen randomly gone dark? Does the picture seem generally distorted? If so, your video card may be the culprit and Apple has acknowledged that the AMD card used for those models has been problematic.

Luckily, Apple is offering a free replacement of the video card for machines that are afflicted.

First your 27″ iMac needs to be evaluated to verify that the video card has indeed failed (as opposed to LCD panel issues, EMF distortion, or the like). You can setup an appointment at your local Genius Bar, Apple Authorized Service Provider, or contact Apple Technical Support for additional options. If the evaluation finds that the card failed, Apple will replace the card free of charge for up to three years after the initial sale.

Category: Tech Tips

Late 2009 Core i5 & i7 iMacs OWC MaxRAM Certified To 32GB Of Memory

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 | Author:

The OWC Test Lab technicians have been at it again. After hearing a few forum whispers of 32GB of memory working in the Late 2009 iMacs, we started our own investigation into the matter.

To be honest, we weren’t very optimistic on this rumor as, by specification, the Intel processors used in these machines list a maximum of 16GB of total memory…and our initial OWC MaxRAM Memory Certification tests didn’t pass.

We started our testing with the base Core 2 Duo (iMac10,1) model and have indeed confirmed that the Core 2 Duo models max out at 16GB of memory. When more than 16GB of memory is installed in those systems, the machine just would not complete booting. The prospect wasn’t looking too good.

But then we tested the other end of the spectrum with the 2.8 GHz Core i7 (iMac11,1) model and that is when the testing started to tell a completely different story. Article Continues…

OWC Announces Memory Upgrades From 8GB to 32GB For 2012 27″ Apple iMac

Friday, December 21st, 2012 | Author:

Other World Computing announced today the immediate availability of the OWC Memory Upgrade Kits from 8GB to 32GB for 2012 27″ iMac models that began shipping recently. OWC’s kits offer memory configurations not offered by the factory as well as savings up to over $400 compared to same size factory options. Like all OWC Memory Upgrade Kits, a ‘how-to’ install video and OWC Lifetime warranty are included.

One of Easiest to Upgrade Macs Ever Produced

Unlike the 2012 iMac’s complex install process which requires removing the screen with a custom upgrade kit developed and offered only by OWC, the 2012 27″ iMac has been hailed as one of the easiest to upgrade Macs ever produced. A memory access panel on the rear of the 27″ machine ejects via a simple push button located above the power input. Adding more memory is a simple, several minute process of installing new modules into the memory slots and reinstalling the access panel. Therefore, Mac performance experts recommend selecting the least amount of factory installed RAM when ordering a 2012 27″ iMac. Article Continues…

Category: Press Releases

27-inch iMac Late 2012 Unboxing

Friday, December 14th, 2012 | Author:

While the Apple Store is currently showing that the 27-inch iMac is available to ship in January, our first pre-ordered model arrived today. Here’s a few unboxing photos for your pleasure while we begin our compatibility testing.

As always, follow the OWC Blog for industry coverage, tips, and more tricks for keeping your Apple products at their best.