We’ve been waiting for months and months with him IMac redesign and the arrival of Apple Silicon chips on this desktop, but rumors keep delaying its arrival and now it looks like we won’t see it until fall. And of course, there are those who are fed up with the wait who plan to make the jump to another old Mac that is already asking to retire.
The youtuber Luke Miani is one of those people, and what he ended up doing because of his impatience was create your own iMac with the integrated M1 chip. How? ‘Or’ What? Stuff the guts of a Mac mini M1 into the casing of a ten-year-old iMac. And he recounted all the progress in a video.
It’s not the iMac M1 you’ve come to expect, but it’s already something
Miani achieved this small feat by dismantling and removing all the internal components of the old iMac, and replacing them with the small motherboard of the Mac mini M1 (beware of the difference in space they take up). The connection of this motherboard with the screen It was made with an additional component that can be purchased online, which is responsible for adapting Apple’s proprietary display connection to an HDMI port and another DisplayPort.
The rest of the components were left inside the iMac case unconnected, so the realization it’s rudimentary. There are no connections, there is no way to turn the computer off or on without taking it apart again, and you cannot enjoy the internal speakers of the old iMac. But Miani can boast of having, in a way, the first iMac with an Apple Silicon chip in history.