Date: Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016, 05:14
Category: battery, Hardware, MacBook Pro, News, Touch Bar
True to form, the cool cats at iFixit got their mitts on the new Touch Bar-less 13-inch MacBook Pro and performed a complete teardown.
The new notebook features some interesting new components, is actually more repairable than its predecessor and incorporates an easily-removable, faster, PCI-E SSD inside the new MacBook Pro 13 can easily be removed. It’s powered by a custom Apple SSD controller, however, which limits your ability to actually swap out the drive. The notebook’s RAM remains soldered on to the logic board.
The battery on the new MacBook is a measly 54.5Wh compared to the massive 74.9Wh power pack on its predecessor. Even with a decidedly wimpier battery, Apple says the laptop is still good for 10 hours of web browsing over Wi-Fi, as with the 2015 version.
Interestingly enough, the teardown report notes that the headphone jack on the new MacBook Pro is a “single modular unit…could easily be dropped in favor of a Lightning or USB-C connector.” As such, it may not survive into future generations and only time will tell what happens to it.