More often than not, it is usually cheaper to upgrade your computer yourself by purchasing parts from outside rather than directly from your computer maker. The only downside is that it isn’t covered by your warranty (and might void your warranty) and you’ll have to do it yourself, which can be daunting for users who aren’t familiar with the process.
Unfortunately for those planning on buying the soon-to-be-released iMac Pro, upgrading the computer’s RAM will no longer be possible to DIY and you will either have to take it to Apple or an authorized service provider if you’re looking for an upgrade, as confirmed by iMore’s Rene Richie. This is because unlike the regular iMac which features a rear hatch that allows users to install their own RAM modules by themselves, the iMac Pro lacks the hatch.
While we suppose you could dismantle the iMac Pro yourself if you have the necessary tools, like we said, doing so would most certainly void the warranty and that any damage to the computer and its components will be entirely on you. Given how much the iMac Pro costs, we’re not sure if that is a risk many are willing to take.
As it stands, the iMac Pro comes with 32GB of RAM by default, and an increase to 64GB will cost customers an additional $800, while 128GB of RAM will cost a whopping $2,400.