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The autopsy iFixit: new MacBook and MacBook Pro are not repairable

IFixit experts examined the anatomy of the updated 13-inch MacBook Pro, which Apple introduced earlier this week. The verdict on its maintainability were disappointing.

In the hands of specialists fell 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with display 2560 × 1600 pixels. The laptop is on Board dual-Core Intel Core generation Kaby Lake, 8 GB of RAM DDR3L and SSD 256 GB. Provided by the USB-C port (Thunderbolt 3).

The autopsy revealed that the device uses flash memory SanDisk SDRQKBDC4 064G. Microchips memory LPDDR3 manufactured by Samsung – K4E6E304EB-EGCG. In addition, applied components such as Intel Thunderbolt JHL6540 3 and Wi-Fi Murata/Apple 339S00056.

Maintainability the updated MacBook Pro valued at only 1 point out of a possible ten. In other words, repair laptop Apple practically is not subject. The company has used the pentalobe screws, lots of adhesive for fastening the battery, and touch panel touch Bar still combined with the fingerprint scanner. In case of breakage of the latter, most likely, have to change the whole motherboard, since all the data from the biometric module processes the chip Apple T1 and replacing the module does not solve the problem.

Fixed CPU and RAM also related to serious deficiencies in the design. The only advantage of experts called the possibility of dismantling the trackpad without first removing the battery.

Also vivisection was subjected to an updated 12-inch MacBook. Earlier laptop iFixit have also earned just one point.

After the update, nothing has changed. As MacBook Pro, this laptop is not suitable for repair because of the lack of a removable main components, a large number of adhesives, the high cost of replacing the display if it is damaged and proprietary screw Apple.

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Located on the motherboard processor Intel Core m3-7Y32 controller Texas Instruments/Stellaris LM4FS1EH SMC chip flash memory Toshiba TH58XGT0JFLLDVK, chip RAM SK Hynix H5TC4G63CFR and other components.

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