Apple’s Best Mac Right Now


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  • Jonathan Morrison
    Jonathan Morrison   4 months back

    if you're looking to buy a new 🖥 here's the one you should buy!

    • sam witty
      sam witty  4 months back

      Fuck you! I gonna buy 5 and destroy 3 and shove one up your ass and use the last one in my study room.

    • Lord Knight
      Lord Knight  4 months back

      Hi. While the cpu selection is straight forward, but is it a better deal to upgrade from rx to vega?

    • 999CATZ
      999CATZ  4 months back

      nah my current imac works fine... has apple ever gonna shrink that bezel..?

  • senor frog
    senor frog  2 days back

    can i ask a serious question? i'm considering trading in my 2017 5k imac and getting the refreshed 13"mbp. thoughts? the only reasons i'd want to hang on to the imac is for the 27" 5k display, no t2 chip, and user upgradeable RAM; but there are so many other things going against the imac. i would like to think apple is going to refresh it sometime in the next year? or less? the looks are dated, which i don't care that much about in and of itself, but if a redesign comes with upgraded I/O, that's something I'd want. It's also got the same old ass BT, not even an option for 10gig ethernet (not that I can make the most of it, but it's like a $90 upgrade on the mac mini), the vega 48 seems like an overpriced and lackluster upgrade, and they leave so much empty space on the inside, which could have been used for a secondary fan(????), which would seem like a smart idea for a computer with heat issues... desktops are going out of fashion, and mobile productivity is the present and the future. But I still do enjoy the desktop experience. I figure that with a MBP + TB3hub + egpu + external storage, I can get similar performance (if I go for the 15"), plus portability.

    As far as why i'm looking at the 13" mbp is because I can almost trade them for each other straight up (maybe a few hundred on top for upgraded RAM and SSD). Ideally I'd like the MBP 15" with the vega 20 and 32gb RAM and a larger SSD thanks to the price drops. But because of the nightmare stories I've seen relating to the keyboard and thermal throttling, it seems like a big risk to spend that much money on a laptop, especially with the rumors of a new MBP with a keyboard going back to the scissor mechanism... even if it ends up being in an even higher tier pricewise. Also, the vega 20, while better than the radeon pro, is still pretty underwhelming.

    Should I just wait to see what Apple releases for new imacs or mbps? The problem with this is that my trade in value is going to sink fast.

    No I'm not a "power user", but if I'm going to invest this kind of money on a computer, I want it to have a little more longevity.

    To be honest, I've had a hard on for the MBP for a while, but the price to performance seems... blehhhh... plus the aforementioned throttling issues and crap keyboard (tbh i like typing on it, but i dont want to deal with having to get it repaired all the time).

    I'm so torn.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    • extensionsorbit
      extensionsorbit  5 days back

      "Let me know by dropping a like"

      • Mo Sizleck
        Mo Sizleck  1 weeks back

        The Mac interface has to be the most counterintuitive, cumbersome, and slow system ever marketed. My 1995 model 486 PC was WAYYY faster than my brand new imac. Other than itunes, every single progam on my imac is the laughing stock of the industry. ha ha ha Stick to PC and Office, where at least the formatting is widely recognized. Buying an imac is the single most regrettable purchase of my life.

      • Team Member
        Team Member  3 weeks back

        I'm planning to buy (Customize iMac) mainly for music production but I might also use it for video editing, I wanted to know what if i have to choose from two options like:

        3.6GHz 8-core 9th-generation / 8GB RAM / Radeon Pro 580X with 8GB of GDDR5 memory / 1TB SSD .
        3.7GHz 6-core 9th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.6GHz / 8GB RAM / 1TB SSD
        with Radeon Pro Vega 48 with 8GB of HBM2 memory

        Which one is the best choice ?
        I'm going to upgrade Ram by myself later in both options.
        So basically I'm confuse between (3.6GHz 8-core & Radeon Pro Vega 48)


        • Blue Zaddy
          Blue Zaddy  1 months back

          when you said your name at the beginning it sounded like you said John Lennon really fast

          • Satya Yaya
            Satya Yaya  1 months back

            27inch base model 3.0GHz imac, is it enough for video and photo editing?or do I need to upgrade the SSD and RAM myself?

            • myroboticmind
              myroboticmind  2 days back

              ​@Satya Yaya I don't know exactly how to do that. My Macbook Pro and iMac were perfectly calibrated out of the box. But if you need to calibrate, you can go to Apple > System Preferences > Displays > Color > Calibrate. However, I don't know if that will fix your issue. Also, I just wanted to say that if you're going to purchase a new 27" iMac, I would highly recommend getting an SSD. You can always upgrade the RAM later. I hope this helps.

            • Satya Yaya
              Satya Yaya  3 days back

              @myroboticmind and do you know how to calibrate macbook screen so it can match my phone?

            • myroboticmind
              myroboticmind  3 days back

              Sadly, you can't upgrade the hard drive. With the 27", you can upgrade the RAM though. I can edit 4k footage on my 2012 MacBook Pro in FInal Cut Pro as long as I use proxies. I hope this helps.

          • BlueyTheCircley
            BlueyTheCircley  1 months back

            Would you rather, Have a 1TB 5400-rpm Hard Drive, or have a very fast 128GB SSD. Reply for 1TB HDD, or Like for 128GB SSD.

            • Calum Neill
              Calum Neill  1 months back

              But now the real question is this imac or the new base macbook pro?

              • Danny Zaharie
                Danny Zaharie  1 months back

                Why do people exaggerate over bezels

                • Dime
                  Dime  2 months back

                  I have a question.. can you watch a YouTube videos at 4K ??

                  • kwfown
                    kwfown  2 months back

                    Jokes on you @ 3:43, Johnny Ives left :)

                    • Zotac 101
                      Zotac 101  2 months back

                      "So jony IVE time for a update " - 3:42
                      literally 2 months after the review - Jony left apple (thats how jony is............)

                      • Platonic Game Studio
                        Platonic Game Studio  2 months back

                        the only thing that holding me from buying an iMac till this point is because they still use HDD instead of SSD.
                        C'mon apple, Even if it's only SATA SSD I will buy one!

                        • Dime
                          Dime  2 months back

                          Apple is always right !!!

                          • Trusteft
                            Trusteft  2 months back

                            No one should go for a fusion/hybrid drive. Either go for an SSD, or go for an SSD.

                            • congrattle
                              congrattle  2 months back

                              "Jony Ive, it's time for an update".........

                              • MVE
                                MVE  2 months back

                                The iMacs should finally come with touchbar keyboards.

                                • Rub3n
                                  Rub3n  2 months back

                                  I think the Fusion Drive is a great compromise. I’m using it on my iMac and since the HDD is paired to an SSD the computer feels significantly faster

                                  • CEKROM
                                    CEKROM  2 months back

                                    SSD are not expensive anymore, but Apple has a other option on this topic =D

                                    • R3APST3P
                                      R3APST3P  2 months back

                                      am getting a used 2015 5k 27inch imac for 1300euro :D

                                      • Jacob Frank
                                        Jacob Frank  2 months back

                                        How the i5 is able to keep up with the i9 in the MacBook pro is beyond me. I'm looking at an iMac and was thinking that for some Final Cut and more intensive programs I'd need to go all out, but clearly all I need is the i5 and the 560X

                                        • tionoma navalw
                                          tionoma navalw  3 months back

                                          it is still by no means ugly... it’s actually gorgeous, but it needs to move with the times... we’ve loved and still love this design but let’s make something new...

                                          • John R_
                                            John R_  3 months back

                                            'jony ive its time for an update'


                                            • Sandro Soares
                                              Sandro Soares  3 months back

                                              Did you dropped the captions? :(

                                              • Chris Iclickyou
                                                Chris Iclickyou  3 months back

                                                Hi Jonathan, can you do a comparison, lets say import RAW images into Lightroom ( lets say 1000 ) export same amount as Jpegs 300dppi and seperate as Tiff. To be compared against all 32 Ram, but different Cores. In this way to get a Time versus $$ value.

                                                • Slap Stick
                                                  Slap Stick  3 months back

                                                  Anyone else use the Samsung T5 with their IMac with 1TB fusion drive? Any problems configuring it? How do you backup your computer if you are using external memory?

                                                  • MVE
                                                    MVE  3 months back

                                                    You never want to go back to 21" if you worked on a 27" iMac

                                                    • Rub3n
                                                      Rub3n  2 months back

                                                      I know... but the 27” is pretty expensive in comparison to the 21,5” model

                                                  • ralph ortonio
                                                    ralph ortonio  3 months back

                                                    Watch me:
                                                    Apple does not have really good value.

                                                    • ickng456
                                                      ickng456  3 months back

                                                      building pc leaves u with a machine with glitches, 😪

                                                    • chibon chibon
                                                      chibon chibon  4 months back

                                                      Drooling over the macbook

                                                      • Askerovv
                                                        Askerovv  4 months back

                                                        These prices for what they offer are unacceptable

                                                        • Jose Eduardo Medina Morillo

                                                          Hello Jonathan, I wanted to know if for one of those coincidences you have a functional iPhone Xs screen that you want to donate, I live in Honduras but I have an address in the USA where in case you would like to collaborate with me you can send it to that address, let me know if you want to help me and it would be very thankful. Best Redards Jose Medina

                                                          • I LightenStar I
                                                            I LightenStar I  4 months back

                                                            Those bezels are bigger my wallet

                                                            • Aidan Somerville
                                                              Aidan Somerville  4 months back

                                                              Another huge issue is that 21.5" is way too small for 2019. The models should be 27" and 32/34" at least by now.

                                                              • ricky v
                                                                ricky v  4 months back

                                                                I wouldn't mind one of these modern 21.5' iMac computers. I have been looking online at the Apple store for a nicely spec'd one. Soon, I'll have to pull the trigger. (:

                                                                • Chris Knox
                                                                  Chris Knox  4 months back

                                                                  Just buy the cheapest iMac and swap in a Samsung 860 evo. That is what I did.

                                                                  • Rimon *
                                                                    Rimon *  4 months back

                                                                    I would rather have good 128GB SSD than 2TB 5400 rpm HDD

                                                                    • Alex Dickgiesser
                                                                      Alex Dickgiesser  4 months back

                                                                      Jonathan, inremember you toled that in some Vid, but its some Time ago; whats that Desk the two 21 iMacs beeing reviewed ? Thanks for your answer!

                                                                      • Poxa
                                                                        Poxa  4 months back

                                                                        A 5400 RPM HDD in 2019 what a fucking joke, yeah Apple really gives you the best of the best....

                                                                        • David Bailey
                                                                          David Bailey  4 months back

                                                                          I like the table that is featured in this video. What is the brand name of the table supporting the two iMacs? Thanks!

                                                                          • talha hussain
                                                                            talha hussain  4 months back

                                                                            Is it just me, or does this video feel a little slow. I mean I played the entire thing in 1.25x speed and it felt completely normal

                                                                            • RizorPR
                                                                              RizorPR  4 months back

                                                                              *Dont buy this one
                                                                              (Thumbnail buy this one)

                                                                              • VariTimo
                                                                                VariTimo  4 months back

                                                                                Dude! There is not point in mastering RED 8K footage at 8K. The actual resolution from an 8K camera with a Beyer filter after debeyering is around 5.6K.

                                                                                • alliejr
                                                                                  alliejr  4 months back

                                                                                  Buy the cheapest iMac, open it up and replace the included HDD with a faster SSD (e.g., OWC) for nominal price.

                                                                                  • bigshoe84
                                                                                    bigshoe84  4 months back

                                                                                    alliejr thank you

                                                                                  • alliejr
                                                                                    alliejr  4 months back

                                                                                    @bigshoe84 Yes, but Thunderbolt 1 and 2 interfaces are not as fast and external storage devices that possess those interfaces are rare. Same could be done with external FireWire on older Macs, but also suffer the same issue of the relatively slow speed of the interface (way faster than USB-2 but way slower than bus-mounted SSD).

                                                                                  • bigshoe84
                                                                                    bigshoe84  4 months back

                                                                                    alliejr If someone doesn’t want to open the machine is it possible to add an external thunderbolt ssd and boot from that?

                                                                                • bucwolf
                                                                                  bucwolf  4 months back

                                                                                  So the i5 is 20 sec slower on most tasks than the i9.... anybody could live with that

                                                                                  • Yang Deng
                                                                                    Yang Deng  4 months back

                                                                                    bucwolf lol dude u cant compare a laptop core i9 to a desktop core i9, a desktop core i9 is on a different level to the one in the thermal throttling macbook

                                                                                • Mister Negative
                                                                                  Mister Negative  4 months back

                                                                                  Just bought the 27.5 inch mac you mentioned in the video and dont really have a desk and actually really like this Sponsor veridesk think I might get something from them, awesome and thanks

                                                                                  • Samar Ali Khan
                                                                                    Samar Ali Khan  4 months back

                                                                                    JONATHAN! Brother, that background is looking saweeeeeeeeeetttt right, possible this video is in my top 5 of all your videos, in terms of visuals! Look so good, it looks lickably good like those old school candies.