[Update 06/08: Unboxing and Teardown of the 2017 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K]
Earlier this week at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple announced updates to its iMac lineup with hardware updates including Thunderbolt 3 ports, more powerful graphics capabilities and faster processors.
Apple also now offers up to 64GB of memory in its 2017 27-inch iMac, however the company only offers configurations up to 32GB memory in the least-expensive base 27-inch model with a 3.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor.
Fortunately for base model 2017 27-inch iMac owners, OWC has tested and certified through its OWC MaxRAM Certification program that this model, in fact, supports up to 64GB of 2400MHz DDR4 memory.
OWC’s MaxRAM program determines the maximum amount of memory that can be installed in a Mac as validated by a series of comprehensive, in-house laboratory tests. While MaxRAM configurations exceed Apple’s officially supported maximums, all OWC-brand memory upgrades are assured to perform flawlessly and are covered by a Lifetime Advance Replacement Warranty and Money Back Guarantee.
Haje Kamps of TechCrunch has advice for iMac owners:
Buying one of the new iMacs? Buy it with as little RAM you can, then upgrade it yourself way cheaper: https://t.co/FugAv3cGFh
— Haje (@Haje) June 7, 2017