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iFixit Posts Teardown of the New 15-inch MacBook Pro With Touch Bar [Photos]
iFixit has posted its teardown of the new 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. We started with the entry-level MacBook Pro "Escape Edition," and today we've reached the top of the line. With twice the fans, over a million more pixels, and the new Touch Bar that attempts to replace our tried-and-true function keys, it can only mean one thing: it's time to tear down the new 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Highlights: ● The MacBook Pro 15" identifies as model A1707 ● There's a connector to nowhere. ● SSD is soldered ● Fansports completely different blades from the ones previously encountered. ● Six cell battery offers a total of 11.40 V, and has a power rating of 76.0 Wh. Repairability Score: 1 out of 10 ● The trackpad is easy to access and straightforward to replace. ● Use of proprietary pentalobe screws makes servicing and repair unnecessarily difficult. ● The entire battery assembly is strongly glued into the case, complicating replacement. ● The processor, RAM, and flash memory are soldered to the logic board. ● The Touch Bar adds a second, difficult-to-replace screen to damage. ● The Touch ID sensor doubles as the power switch, and is paired with the T1 chip on the logic board. Fixing a broken power switch may require help from Apple, or a new logic board. Take a look at the some images below or hit the link for the full teardown. Read More
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