I bought my 27" iMac seven years ago. It has only required one trip to the Apple Store to replace a failed logic board. It is the best Mac I have owned, but it won't run macOS 11 ( Big Sur ), and Apple may be switching to ARM very shortly.
I like to save up for my big purchases, so I specked one of the current Intel-based 27" iMacs to get an estimate of prices. I noticed that I could choose between a standard display and a "nano-texture glass" display ($500 more). Here's what I learned about that.
To remove dust or smudges from the nano-texture glass screen, use only the polishing cloth that came with your Pro Display XDR or iMac.Apple Support Document HT210229
Apple is the only company selling these specific cleaning cloths. The "Apple Cloth" is $9 each.
The standard iMac glass can be cleaned with a regular microfibre cloth and a small amount of water. On Amazon.com a pack of 10 microfibre cloths is $10.
Submitted for the 100DaysToOffload project.
Before I left home this morning I packed my camera bag with my AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR. We had a lot of snow yesterday but the ploughs came late to my neighbourhood. Driving along slick snow-packed roads wasn't a good idea so I stayed home. But this morning, with the roads cleared, I wanted to capture a winter scene.
I took a different route this morning. Usually, I take Blue Spring Road west to 206 South. That's normally the fastest route. But [my navigation system] suggested I go east on Blue Spring toward River Road through Kingston. Perhaps this was faster since the schools had a delayed opening and the roads had no school buses at this time.
I pulled onto Blue Spring Road and I was hit by the beauty of that scene. The golden light of the early morning sun was reflecting off the snow on this tree-lined road and it was just wonderful. I stopped to snap a photo with my iPhone but before I could focus and compose my shot I had three cars waiting for me to move. So I moved on; disappointed. The scene on Blue Spring Road was better than what came later. I could have just let those cars wait.
My commute this morning took along the Plainsboro side of Carnegie Lake along Mapleton Road. There were no cars behind me so I was able to stop and take this shot from the car using vividHR on my iPhone. Not my Nikon D5100. My iPhone.
By the time I composed my shot I saw a few cars coming up the road behind me. The next photograph was taken on the corner of Mapleton Road just before it connects to Route 1 South. I had to pull over onto a side road near an apartment building.
Both photos were post-processed in Photogene. I have a scratch on my iPhone 5 lens that shows up as a purple dot on all my images. I used the healing tool in Photogene4 to remove it.