MacBook Professional 2021 fashions had been unveiled by Apple a number of weeks in the past at a devoted occasion. The brand new 14-inch and 16-inch Professional fashions are powered by the M1 Professional and M1 Max processors. They’ve let go of the Contact Bar and launched a notch on the show. iFixit has now carried out a teardown on these new MacBook Professional fashions to disclose the internals and modifications that Apple has launched because the earlier era. The teardown additionally reveals the battery capability of the 2 MacBook Professional fashions.
iFixit’s detailed teardown reveals that the MacBook Professional 16-inch mannequin comes with a 99.6Whr battery whereas the 14-inch MacBook Professional has a smaller 69.6Whr battery. The 2019 16-inch MacBook Professional mannequin packs a barely larger 99.8Whr battery, whereas the M1 MacBook Professional battery from final 12 months clocked at 58.2Whr, considerably smaller than the 14-inch MacBook Professional mannequin unveiled this 12 months. As well as, the teardown reveals that the batteries are not glued to the chassis. As a substitute, they’re now detachable with straightforward adhesive pull tabs. iFixit additionally confirms that battery replacements are totally useful and warning-free.
Apple has made a number of enhancements preserving restore in thoughts, with preserving the battery simply detachable and the again being screwed in place, as an alternative of adhesive. The elimination of the Contact Bar has given Apple the chance to make higher use of the inside area. iFixit reviews that the cable connecting the show has extra slack and show replacements have additionally been streamlined. It’s reported to come back with fewer fussy screws, springs, and cables to dispatch, and no extra separate show board to extract.
After all, the brand new MacBook Professional 2021 teardown reveals that there isn’t a room for upgrading the RAM sooner or later and consumers are advisable to purchase essentially the most most well-liked possibility up entrance. Ports are stated to be extremely modular, embrace the MagSafe port that may be simply swapped. iFixit warns that the SD card reader and HDMI port are soldered to the logic board and any harm to them means both an expensive restore, or a full board alternative.
Total, iFixit provides a reparability rating of 4 out of 10 to the brand new MacBook Professional fashions. The complete teardown video could be seen beneath.