While we still wait for the M2-chip iMacs, which are expected to be released in late 2023, an engineer managed to fix one of the iMac design issues with M1 chip most criticized by users. We are obviously talking about the “chin” of the device, i.e. its extremely pronounced lower edge.
The Twitter user DuanRui in fact he reposted a Custom iMac made by a Chinese engineer and initially published on the social network Bilibili, whose design shows thin and equally sized borders on each side, removing the pronounced “chin” of the iMac M1, much criticized by many Cupertino fans. You can take a look at the pictures of the device in the tweet at the bottom of this news.
According to what we know about the iMac M1’s hardware, the all-in-one desktop “chin” was needed to house the Logic Board and the M1 chip of the computer, preventing Apple from increasing the thickness of the screen and allowing the company to guarantee effective cooling to the device. The Chinese engineer, on the other hand, seems to have taken a practically opposite approach.
Using a similar design to the 2002 iMac G4, in fact, the engineer has positioned the M1 chip and the Logic Board of the device behind the screen, which therefore has a protuberance in the lower part. In this way, the version custom of the iMac M1 manages to guarantee edges of the same width, however sacrificing a few centimeters of thickness in depth.
To make the design, the engineer had to take apart an iMac M1 and cut off the lower “chin”.replacing it with a new one houses printed in 3D and with suitable measures to house the Logic Board of the device. As it turns out, the process was even easier than expected, and the release custom thus created it also boasts a backlit Apple logo, which Cupertino is considering reintroducing on the next Macbooks.