iFixit earlier this week posted a teaser of its MacBook Professional teardown, and now, the positioning is again with a full video that offers us a transparent take a look at the elements inside the brand new MacBook Professional fashions.
As iFixit talked about in its first article, it is simpler to get right into a MacBook Professional than it was earlier than as a result of Apple is now not gluing the batteries in place. As an alternative, there are adhesive pull tabs that make battery alternative extra streamlined. Repairs aren’t easy, although, as a result of there’s the speaker system to cope with close to the battery, and the adhesive tabs for the 2 fundamental battery cells can solely be accessed by eradicating the trackpad.
The followers are larger than the followers that have been within the prior-generation machine, and there is extra space for the speaker system as a result of thicker chassis. There is a 99.6Wh battery within the 16-inch MacBook Professional, which is a bit smaller than the battery within the prior-generation mannequin. With effectivity enhancements launched with the M1 Professional and Max chips, battery life is far improved.
There’s an up to date show cable design that offers them extra slack when the show is opened and closed, which ought to stop the “Flexgate” points which have plagued older MacBook Professional fashions.
The three USB-C ports, the MagSafe port, and the headphone jack are modular for easy repairs, however the HDMI port and the SD card slot are soldered in place on the logic board. Reminiscence and storage are built-in and never person replaceable.
All in all, iFixit gave the MacBook Professional a restore rating of 4/10 due to using pentalobe screws, the issue eradicating the highest cowl, and points with repairing options just like the fingerprint sensor and the show, which lose performance with element swaps.
iFixit additionally plans to do a full written teardown of the 14-inch MacBook Professional, which it says is similar to the 16-inch machine. That teardown will likely be up to date later.