Today, I purchased a new Apple iMac 27-inch with 5K Retina display! This is my first new Mac since I purchased my beloved Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch.
My daughter Kaitlyn and my Dad where with me at the Trumbull, Connecticut Apple Store for the big day. Thanks, guys! (Katie also picked up three new iPhone 6/6s cases too. Thanks, Daddy!)
The following pictures are of my unboxing and initial setup. I hope you enjoy them.
I love that years later, Apple is still printing “Macintosh Think Different” on their boxes. “Think Different” was the slogan from their iconic ad campaign from the 1990s. Today’s Macs don’t look anything like their beige box siblings, and are insanely more powerful, but “Think Different” still inspires me to always do my best.
I will be upgrading my new iMac to 32GB of RAM from the stock 8GB as soon as all of the software setup and Time Machine restores are done.
Waiting is the hardest part of setting up a new Mac.
While I wait, I decided to try and figure out which keyboard I wanted to use with my new iMac. From top to bottom, the Apple Magic Keyboard (2015), Apple Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard (2005) and the Apple Extended Keyboard II (1990). Yes, that last one uses Apple Desktop Bus (ADB) connectors. You can still find ADB-to-USB adapters on eBay.
My MacBook Pro 17-inch – still working hard while my 27-inch iMac is still goofing off while it’s Time Machine restore continues to run while I write this blog post.