iFixit uncovers full MacBook Pro teardown showing further developed repairability
- October 30, 2021
In its initial dive into the new MacBook Pro, iFixit found the notebooks incorporate a few upgrades to repairability like the battery not being caught under the logic board and pull tabs to all the more easily remove the battery. Presently iFixit has uncovered its full teardown results including an official repairability score.
In the new iFiixt video, we get an inside take a gander at the new MacBook Pro with regards to opening the notebook, battery removal, trackpad removal, logic board removal, new display cable design, fan removal, speaker removal, and display removal.
While there are various enhancements with regards to repairability of the new MacBook Pro, there are as yet numerous troublesome aspects.
The battery is a lot simpler to supplant with Apple including adhesive pull tabs and it’s not caught under the logic board. Be that as it may, you need to dismantle the trackpad to arrive at the middle two pull tabs.
iFixit likewise says the logic board removal is simpler than the older models. Notwithstanding, the teardown shows various different difficulties for repairability like pentalobe screws, trouble simply opening the case, and no capacity to supplant the showcase without losing True Tone and no substitution option for Touch ID without losing the functionality.
On the whole, iFixit noticed this is a new territory with the notebooks featuring the new Apple Silicon SoCs which bring colossal performance upgrades. Generally speaking, iFixit gave the new MacBook Pro a 4/10 repairability score.
Outstandingly, that is up from the 1/10 the 2019 16-inch Intel MacBook Pro got for repairability.
iFixit says it stays hazy if journals that use modular/socketed components could match or come close to Apple’s M1 Pro and M1 Max performance. Yet, iFixit says if it becomes clear modular notebooks can’t coordinate with the integrated Apple Silicon, it might change the repairability score up (for example iFixit doesn’t ding cell phone repairability for using SoCs).