Yellow 24-inch iMac shown off in early unboxing video [u]

in Current Mac Hardware edited May 18
Though Apple's 24-inch iMac is not due to arrive in customer hands until later this week, an early unit was procured by a Chinese YouTuber who promptly unboxed the all-in-one in a video on Monday.

Yellow iMac

How Gadget Guy scored a yellow 24-inch iMac days before orders are scheduled to arrive is unknown, though the variety YouTuber, who posts content on everything from cars to food, was able to get up close and personal with Apple's latest device this week.

The video offers little in the way of new information, but it does give potential buyers a better look at the iMac prior to its official release on May 21.

Shown off in the video are Apple's color-matched accessories, which in this case includes a Magic Keyboard with Touch ID, braided power cable, and Magic Mouse. The video further illustrates how the power cable attaches to iMac and gives users a quick tour of major hardware features including a comparison between the iMac's 1080p FaceTime camera the 720p camera from a 2020 MacBook Air.

Gadget Guy also ran the iMac's M1 chip -- an 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU variant with 8GB of unified RAM -- against a benchmark test suite that resulted in Geekbench single-core and multi-core scores of 1,752 and 7,702, respectively, and a Cinebench R23 score of 7,783. A Blackmagic Disk Speed Test saw SSD write speeds of 2,900 MB/s and read speeds of 3,000MB/s. The capacity of the SSD was left unmentioned.

Other tidbits include setting up and using Touch ID, running iOS apps in macOS, and viewing pictures and video on the 4.5K Retina Display. Gadget Guy also plugs in a 3.5mm headphone into iMac's jack to demonstrate the sheer thinness of the unit.

Gadget Guy's unlisted video was spotted by MacRumors today.

Early 24-inch iMac preorders are expected to arrive on May 21, with many customers receiving word that their Mac has already shipped.

Update: The video has been made private, meaning public viewing is not available at this time.


  • Reply 1 of 6
    hammeroftruthhammeroftruth Posts: 1,051member
    A little bird told me you should be able to see some demo units at Apple stores this Friday, although being able to buy them that day is questionable. 
  • Reply 2 of 6
    amar99amar99 Posts: 79member
    The YouTube video has been made private. It's obviously still up on Bilibili
    Not that there are really any surprises to see.
    edited May 18
  • Reply 3 of 6
    SkepticalSkeptical Posts: 18member
    I still don’t get unboxing videos. What’s the point? Do people need attention that badly?
  • Reply 4 of 6
    jdwjdw Posts: 959member
    Please update your article with accurate info.  The video is still on YouTube:

  • Reply 5 of 6
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,513moderator
    Skeptical said:
    I still don’t get unboxing videos. What’s the point? Do people need attention that badly?
    The products look different in videos from the marketing. The yellow one looks more like gold for example:

    They often review the products after unboxing too.
  • Reply 6 of 6
    fastasleepfastasleep Posts: 5,477member
    Skeptical said:
    I still don’t get unboxing videos. What’s the point? Do people need attention that badly?
    There is a massive audience for this kind of thing with new products of all kinds. Just because you’re not interested in it doesn’t mean many others aren’t. 
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