At their Spring Forward event earlier this week, Apple not only revealed the new MacBook and the Apple Watch, but also a range of newly updated versions of the previous MacBooks.
One of which is the MacBook Air, which iFixit recently got their hands on for the purposes of one of their frequent tear-downs, taking a deep look at both the 11 inch and the 13 inch version of the new MacBook Airs to see what is inside.
In terms of changes however, there actually isn’t that much different between the old and the new generations, only really featuring the new 5th generation Intel Core processors, Intel HD Graphics 6000 and Apple’s Thunderbolt 2.
Aside from that noting else has been changed.
This means that both models should have a similar score to previous models, of which they do, scoring 4 out of 10 on the iFixit repair index, with 1 being the most difficult to repair and 10 being the easiest to repair.
The reasons for this low score are many, but mostly it is due to Apple’s proprietary Pentalobe screws which require a special screwdriver and that the RAM and the SSD are difficult to replace. Many of the MacBook Air’s components are also non-upgradeable.
You can find out more about the tear-downs at the links below.