As traditionally happens, Apple just launches a new product for the iFixit put your hands on it and take it apart completely. With the brand new MacBook, it was no different. And as we are talking about a totally new machine / architecture, the curiosity to see the insides of the notebook was great.
Here is an image to keep in mind: here's a comparison of the last MacBook (discontinued in mid-2011) with the current one. Incredible, isn't it?
The new MacBook identified by code A1534 MacBooks Air, for example, are identified as A14XX while MacBooks Pro with Retina display, such as A13XX. Like its brothers, the MacBook is also closed with screws of the type pentalobe. To keep everything in place, the old plastic clips have been replaced by some kind of pegs and spring clips.
Here we see how the logic board of this MacBook is incredibly small and how, again, it would battery what dominates the interior of the machine.
Just like the iPad, the battery connector is hidden under the logic board, which does not make things easier.
Here is the ?bizarre? connector, according to the iFixit on the display.
The next step, then, was to remove the logic board.
Despite being 67% smaller than MacBooks Air logic cards, everything is there: RAM (from Elpida / Micron), flash memory (from Toshiba), microcontroller (from NXP), temperature sensor (from SMCS), Core processor -M (from Intel), wireless chip (from Broadcom), among other things.
Guess how the battery attached to the MacBook's frame? Yes, for adhesives, glue which, of course, gives a huge job to change.
Here we see the set of antennas and speakers.
The trackpad of the new MacBook is very similar to the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display that was also disassembled by iFixit, but it is thinner. For more information on the Force Touch trackpad, this article is worth reading.
The bottom of the new keyboard, which uses a butterfly mechanism, is protected by screws and stickers!
The result of it all could not be different: the new MacBook earned a 1/10 score in repairability due to the use of screws pentalobe, abuse of adhesives and glue, fusing the display with the glass, the fact that RAM, processor and flash memory are soldered to the logic board, and so on.