iMac (27-inch, 3.2GHz Intel Core i5, Late 2012)

The iMac (27-inch, 3.2GHz Intel Core i5, Late 2012) got the next generation state of the art quad core processor – Intel Core-i5 Ivy Bridge. This is the all-in-one desktop computer in an even slimmer all-aluminum unibody casing behind the 27-inch LED-backlit IPS screen with cover glass fully laminated to the LCD and anti-reflective coating. The body depth at its thinnest has 5 mm, though there’s a certain bulge in the center of the back panel. The computer is mounted on an aluminum stand with a slightly tapered foot and an adjusting hinge. The iMac (27-inch, 3.2GHz Intel Core i5, Late 2012) features a quad core 3.2 GHz Intel Core i5 I5-3470 processor (Ivy Bridge), with four independent processor cores on a single chip, DMI system bus and an integrated graphics core, 8 GB of RAM, a 1TB GB (7200 RPM) hard drive or an optional 1TB Fusion drive, an SD memory slot card reader, Nvidia GeForce GTX 675MX graphics with 1 GB of shared memory, a built-in FaceTime HD webcam and stereo speakers, as well as a “Thunderbolt” port and 4 USB 3.0 ports. It also has built-in AirPort Extreme (802.11g) and Bluetooth 4.0. The cooling system is CPU controlled and the in-built speakers are mounted beneath the 27-inch screen for the clearer less distorted sound to bounce off the desk or other surface. The speakers’ grills also work as the vent ones. The iMac (27-inch, 3.2GHz Intel Core i5, Late 2012) is shipped with a compact aluminum Apple Wireless Keyboard and either with a Magic Mouse or a multi-touch Magic Trackpad.

iMac (27-inch, 3.2GHz Intel Core i5, Late 2012)

  • Introduced on October 23, 2012.


  • Codename: Intel Mac Slim Unibody.
  • Processor Speed: 3.2 GHz.
  • Boost Speed: 3.6 GHz.
  • Processor Architecture: 64-bit.
  • Processor type: Core i5 (I5-3470) “Ivy Bridge”.
  • Processor upgrade: LGA 1155 (Socket H2).
  • Cores: 4.
  • Graphics core: Yes.
  • On-Board Ram: 8 GB, DDR3 1600 MHz (no upgrade intended by Apple).
  • Max. Ram: 32 GB.
  • Video: 27″ LED-backlit TFT active matrix LCD, 16:9 widescreen, 1920 x 1080 pixels max resolution, anti-reflective coating.
  • Webcam: FaceTime HD camera 720p, 0.9 MP, 1280 x 720 resolution.
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 675MX graphics with 1 GB of shared memory.
  • Storage: 1TB, 7400-rpm Ultra ATA-66 hard drives.
  • SSD supported: 2.5”.
  • Fusion drive support: Yes.
  • Input\Output: 4x USB 3.0, 2 “Thunderbolt” ports, built-in microphone, built-in speakers, audio out, audio input/output, FaceTime HD webcam, SD card reader, Kensington Lock slot.
  • Optical drive: None.
  • Card reader: SDXC card.
  • Card format: SDXC.
  • Internet \ Wireless connection: Integrated Airport Extreme 802.11 a/b/g/n, Gigabit Ethernet Optional 56k V.92 USB modem, Bluetooth 4.0.
  • OS: Preinstalled OS: X 10.8.2 (12C2037). OS max. upgrade: current.
  • Dimensions: 20.3 x 25.6 x 8 inch.
  • Weight: 21 lb.

Apple Orders, Discontinuation, Price

Apple Model No: A1419 (EMC 2546).

Apple Order number: MD096LL/A.

Discontinued: September 24, 2013.

Price: $1999.


  • In manufacturing late 2012 iMacs casings Apple used the friction stir welding (FSW), when a rotating tool is pressed against the surface of two overlapping plates. Thus the material isn’t melted at all.
  • FSW is used in making of plane wings and rocket booster tanks.


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Late 2013 27-inch iMac: Unboxing and Specs (HD). Video uploaded by CalTalksTech on November 18, 2014. An unboxing of the late 2013 27-inch iMac and a quick review.


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