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RAM in the new 27-inch iMac isn’t upgradeable (Update: It is)

Well, that’s a bummer. Just got off a chat with Apple Support and discovered that the newly announced iMac isn’t user upgradable.

Previously, this was the case with the 21.5-inch models. However, the bigger all-in-ones have always had user upgradeable RAM.

If you’re ordering a new iMac, it only comes with 8GB of RAM. Upgrading the memory will cost you an extra $200 for 16GB, $600 for 32GB, and $1,400 (!) for 64GB.

UPDATE: We found out that the customer support person was incorrect; the 27-inch iMac can be upgraded as usual. It’s the iMac Pro appears that may be non-upgradeable. We apologize for the misunderstanding. 

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.