Apple’s New Macbook Is Almost Impossible to Fix Yourself
Robert Ainsworth / 6 years ago
It’s pretty obvious to most people that Apple devices are not designed with DIY repairs in mind. The new MacBook design takes the difficulty to a new height.
The crew over at the popular tech tear down and repair website, iFixit have gotten their hands on the new MacBook and in true fashion, taken it apart. From reading through their article we can see that Apple has removed a lot of repair options and gateways to be able to cram every little bit of tech into the tiny metal case. Most components are glued or soldered together to keep them as compact as possible.
Apple have made the innards of the new Mac an absolute nightmare for a day to day tinkerer looking for a cheap fix. If you break your Mac you’ll most likely have to send it off to Apple to be repaired. The battery is inserted into the case in several segments too. Meaning if you overcharge your battery it’ll be crazily expensive to repair.
On the flip side we can see why Apple have done this, there are a lot less things to break in the new Mac compared to previous models and other models of laptop. It’s a smart design choice made by their team that means less repairs will need to be carried out over the years of manufacture; making them will be a lot cheaper too!
What are your thoughts on the new MacBook design? let us know in the comment section below.
Thank you to iFixit for the information.
Images courtesy of iFixit.