THE iFixit returned to work with everything! After the recent disassembly of the “new” 16GB iPod touch, just now we brought the new 13-inch MacBook Air and yesterday they also opened one of the new AirPort Extreme bases.
Here's an overview of the thing:
The highlights are:
- Model A1521, with IEEE 802.11a / b / g / n / ac Wi-Fi support.
- The high stature can be justified by the internal presence of its outside source.
- There is, as expected, an empty space for a 3.5 ″ HDD used in Time Capsules. For the time being iFixit has not found any connector that would allow the conversion of an AirPort Extreme into a Time Capsule, but it will investigate further calmly later.
- Broadcom is the supplier of the main components of the product.
Below, some more pictures of teardown:
IFixit gave the new AirPort Extreme base an 8/10 score in terms of “repairability”, which is excellent.
Check out all the details here.