First impressions after 72 hours with the all-new M1 iMac

By Chance Miller

May 24, 2021

The All-New M1 iMac

The all-new M1-powered iMac has officially arrived in all of its colorful glory. Head below as I unbox and go hands-on with the new iMac and share some initial impressions and observations after 72 hours with the first iMac redesign in over a decade.


Gone is the wedge-shaped box that previous iMacs have shipped in. The new 24-inch iMac ships in a flat box with a neat nylon handle at the top.


When you unbox the iMac, it features a beautiful screen protector with “hello” printed on it, color-matched to the iMac itself.


There are a variety of different easter eggs to celebrate the colorful design of the iMac. These easter eggs include color-matched wallpapers, the macOS accent color and highlight color being matched to “This Mac,” and the Apple stickers included in the box.

Did you purchase a new M1 iMac? If so, which color did you choose? Have any questions for me? Let us know!