yesterday we published a story about iFixit tearing down the newly updated MacBook Airs, but that was’t all, iFixit also released their tear-down for the new 13 inch Retina MacBook Pro this week.
Taking a look at the new version of the Retina MacBook Pro, iFixit takes a closer look into what is featured in the inside of the new notebook.
That said there isn’t much that is new about the new Retina MacBook Pro, aside from the new mouse pad which features force touch. iFixit had the following to say about that one new feature:
Apple’s “Taptic Engine” is powered by an array of electromagnets that rapidly push and pull against a metal rail mounted beneath the trackpad, to create a tiny “buzz” of feedback with each click (and a second buzz for a “force click”).
Based on the wiggly pattern of traces stuck to the metal tabs, we’re pretty sure the magic pressure sensors in the new Force Touch trackpad are tiny strain gauges. Mounted on flexing metal supports, they detect the amount of flex on each—and based on that, the force from above.
In terms of score, iFixit gave the MacBook Pro with Retina Display 13 inch Late 2015 edition a repairability score of 1 out of 10, with 1 being the easiest to repair and 10 being the hardest to the repair.
There are a number of reasons for this that include that the MacBook uses Apple’s proprietary pentalobe screws, the battery assembly is glued into the case, the battery also covers the trackpad screws, the Retina display has been fused into the MacBook, the RAM has been soldered and the PCIe SSD ins’t a standard drive.
You can find out more details about the iFixit tear-down at the source link below.