iFixit’s 13-inch Retina Macbook Pro Teardown Suggests Better Accessibility to Internals
iFixit posts the teardown of the new 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, and suggests that new machine comes with better accessibility to its internals contrary 15-inch model that brings abundant head-ache when someone goes to repair it.
The most prominent improvement in the 13 inch RD Macbook Pro relative to the larger version is the battery layout that leaves comparatively larger space underneath the trackpad free of battery cells. Apple has replaced battery cells in that location with the flash storage, a shift that provides better access to the trackpad for replacement in case of requirement.
If you remember the iFixit’s teardown of 15 inch Retina Macbook Pro, the most objectionable aspect was the glued-in battery cells those were awfully hard and protracted to take away without puncturing the cells. However, in the new 13-inch Macbook Pro version, two of the six battery cells are accommodated in a metal tray without any adhesive, while the other four cells still take almost 10-15 minutes for pry loose from the case.
Ifixit’s teardown of the 13-inch RD Pro model contains a few shockers compared to the larger 15-inch model, and the parallel issues of soldered RAM, proprietary screws, integrated display, and glued-in battery for which it got the 2/10 repair-ability score from iFixit, 01 point higher than the 15-inch model.
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