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Once you item arrives with us we will assess your unit and aim to have your money sent to you after 48hrs. You can have a bank transfer or PayPal payment.
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More info about iMacs
There were eight generations of iMacs. Each generation has its own technical specifications. Some summary about iMacs and their advantages.
First three generations (G3,G4,G5)
Apple sold a line of desktop computers from 1998 until 2006 that were known for their innovation during the time they were released. The iMac g3 is one of the computers Apple sold in the late nineties up until 2003. The g4 followed up that iMac, and it was produced in the early 2000s. The iMac g5 was around from 2004 until 2006.
- Produced from mid 1998 to 2006
- Display: 15-inch CRT or 15-17 inch LCD
- Processor: PowerPC G3-G5
- Memory: From 32 Mb to 512 Mb
- Hard drive: from 80 Gb to 250 Gb
Unfortunately the buy back service is not applicable to iMacs G3-G5. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
iMac (Intel plastic)
The very first Intel plastic iMac was released in 2006. Apple reported that there were some problems with the display on the Intel-based iMacs back in February 2006. This problem was fixed with an update in software by Apple.
- Produced from early 2006 to late 2006.
- Display: 17 to 24-inch widescreen 16:10, matte display
- Processor: Intel Core Duo or Intel Core 2 Duo from 1.83 GHz to 2.4 GHz
- Memory: 512 Mb or 1 Gb
- Hard drive: 160 GB or 250 GB
Unfortunately the buy back service is not applicable to iMac Intel plastic. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
In 2007, Apple completely redesigned the iMac. The enclosure which had previously been polycarbonate, was created in aluminum, glass, and plastic. The result was a sleeker, more streamlined machine.
- Produced from mid 2007 to early 2009
- Display: 20 or 24-inch glossy glass-covered widescreen 16:10
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo from 2.0 GHz to 2.66 GHz
- Memory: from 1 Gb to 4 Gb
- Hard drive: from 250 GB to 1 Tb
You can sell your iMac Aluminum for up to £550. Quote now
iMac (Aluminum Unibody)
The aluminum unibody iMac was released in late 2009. Previous models of the iMac had a white polycarbonate enclosure. The RAM of this model increased and a 16.9 aspect ratio was introduced.
- Produced from late 2009 to mid 2011
- Display: 21.5″ or 27″ glossy glass-covered widescreen 16:9, LED backlighting and IPS technology
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i5, and Core i7 from 2.5 to 3.06 GHz
- Memory: From 8 Gb to 32 Gb
- Flash storage: 500 GB or 1 Tb
You can sell your Aluminum Unibody iMac for up to £600. Quote now
iMac (Slim Aluminum Unibody)
In the year of 2012, the newest iMac was released and it was smaller than all of the models that came before it. This model, the iMac Slim Aluminum Unibody measured just 5mm at its thinnest point. This model came with an upgrade in memory that ranged from 8 GB to 32 GB.
- Produced from late 2012
- Display: 21.5″ glossy glass-covered widescreen 16:9, LED backlighting and IPS technology
- Processor: Intel Core i5 from 1.4 to 3.2 GHz
- Memory: From 8 Gb to 32 Gb
- Storage: 1 Tb HDD or 256-512 Gb SSD
You can sell your Slim Aluminum Unibody iMac for up to £800. Quote now
iMac (w/ Retina Display)
iMac’s Retina display computer was released in 2014. This model had a much increased resolution of 4096 x 2304. The enclosure for this iMac is aluminum and glass.
- Produced from late 2012
- Display: 21.5″ or 27″ glossy glass-covered widescreen 16:9, LED backlighting and IPS technology Retina
- Processor: Intel Core i5 from 3.2 to 3.5 GHz
- Memory: From 8 Gb to 32 Gb
- Storage: 1 Tb HDD or 256-512 Gb & 1 Tb SSD
You can sell your iMac with Retina Display for up to £1800. Quote now
Preparing your iMac for sale
- 1 - Create a backup
- 2 - Sign out of iTunes
- 3 - Sign out of iCloud
- 4 - Sign out of iMessage
- 5 - Erase and reinstall OS X
Before your send us your iMac, it is a good idea to make a backup of your information. A backup is created as an extra copy of the file on your computer so that you can transfer these files to your new computer and continue to have access to them long after your iMac is gone.
There are a few different ways to do a backup on your computer. One of the most common ways is to use iCloud to backup your documents, music, calendars, photos, and anything else you want to keep from your iMac.
Backing up your computer is a fairly simple, straightforward process. However, if you would rather not attempt to do it on your own you can hire someone to do it for you at a very reasonable price.
After you have created a backup of the files on your iMac, you will want to make sure that you sign out of iTunes. To do so, open iTunes. On the menu bar at the top of the screen, choose “store”. Next, choose Deauthorise this Computer. Once you have entered your Apple ID and password, you should click Deauthorise to complete the process of signing out of iTunes.
When you deauthorise your computer, you are removing access to the content you purchased from iTunes while you owned your iMac. This means that the next person who receives your iMac will not be able to access any of your movies, music, books, or other content so it is a pretty important step to complete.
Before starting, you will need to archive or make copies of your iCloud data if you use any iCloud features on your iMac like Find my iMac.
The next step is to go to the Apple menu and select System Preferences. Then click iCloud and uncheck the Find My Mac checkbox. Lastly, sign out of iCloud. Go to System Preferences where you should click iCloud and sign out. You will be asked whether you want to remove iCloud data from your iMac.
Remember, when you sign out of iCloud, you are not removing data from your iCloud account. You are only removing data from your iMac so the next owner will not have access to it. Your iCloud data will remain safe in the cloud and you will be able to access it again once you log into another device using the same Apple ID.
This is a short, easy step to be taken if your iMac is using the OS X Mountain Lion or later. If not, you will not have to do this step.
If you are using the OS X Mountain Lion or later, go to the Messages app and click on Preferences. Next, select accounts and select your iMessage account. Finally, click Sign Out.
This is the final step you should take if you are selling your iMac. Before you start, make sure your computer is connected to the Internet.
Restart your iMac. When you hear the startup sound, hold Command and R keys to go to OS X Recovery. Then, select Disk Utility and Continue. Select the name of your startup disk and click the Erase tab. To erase the drive, click Security Options and choose an erase method before clicking OK.
When you see the format pop-up menu, choose Mac OS Extended. Type a disk name and then click Erase. After the drive has been erased, you can close the Disk Utility window.
Next, choose a network from the Wi-Fi menu if you are not connected to the Internet any longer. Choose the option Reinstall OS X. You can next click Continue, and follow the directions on the screen to finish reinstallation.
Q&A about selling your iMac to us
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