Purchasing an apple product can be expensive these days. It is important for users to conduct thorough research and consider factors beyond just the product's features before making a substantial investment. One aspect to consider is the upgradability and repairability of the product. To assist users with this issue, iFixit, a company dedicated to helping users, disassembled the new MacBook Pro and evaluated Apple's official repair guides. Here are the details…
iFixit tear down the new MacBook Pro and test Apple's official repair guides
iFixit, which took apart Apple's new MacBook models, didn't uncover any big surprises. Continuing to use the interior design that's familiar to many, Apple managed to achieve an engineering feat with this model as well. iFixit's main focus in this video was Apple's official repair guides, which provide users with the tools needed to repair their own devices.
The program covers most recent iPhone models and the entire M1 Mac lineup. However, since the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros have the same design as the previous generation, iFixit used the repair guides for the 2021 MacBook Pro models. At the end of the day, it was as expected. Apple's manual is reportedly “quite comprehensive and easy to follow,” but there's one intriguing aspect: the instruction to drape the MacBook's screen over the edge of a table so the user doesn't touch the battery during repair.
The repairability score of the new MacBook Pro was 5 out of 10, which is not a high score. This is because many critical parts, such as RAM and processor, are soldered to the Logic Board.
This raises the issue of upgradability, as the chances of replacing parts on newer MacBook models are low. When purchasing, it's important to consider your needs and make a decision accordingly.