Apple announced new MacBook computers the other day, and one of them has no function keys. Instead, it has a touching beam. Strange, right? One is not out yet, but the new MacBook (the one with all the buttons) has fallen into the links to the electronic killers on iFixit. Although we can not see how this touch line looks inside, there are many new things to see in the 201
Getting to the MacBook is an old hat now – just remove a pair of Apple's traditional pendulum screws, spice up the case and you're in. The power plug is secured with a large safety screw, which is new this year. The trackpad is also easier to remove this time, while the latest MacBook caught the cable underneath the battery. As for the battery, it became glued in quite well. The capacity is 27% lower than the previous MacBook Pro, but Apple says that hardware improvements mean that battery life is the same.
Going for the core components, iFixit found that the SSD was very easy to remove, but it uses a new form and pin configuration. Next to the vibration resistant fan are the speaker drivers. The new MacBook Pro has large speaker energies on both sides of the keyboard, but most of it is fake. There are only two small holes for drivers on each side.
Apple spotted its new thermal control system at the event, but it turns out that all that means putting some screws in different places (sad trombone). On the logic board (there is a motherboard in PC languages) you will find Intel CPU, LPDDR3 RAM, WiFi module, storage management and more. The display simply comes after removal of the spring mechanism that keeps the display cable flat.
iFixit gave the 2016 MacBook a repair score of only 2 out of 10 due to the battery glue, pentalobe screws, soldered in RAM, and proprietary SSD. Hi, at least the track is easy to take out.