Apple's new MacBook Air was unveiled only a few days ago, but immediately ended up on the team's workbench iFixit, which through the classic full teardown assessed the level of repairability.
Let's start immediately from the score: the final result is 4 out of 10 points, a minimal improvement compared to the 3/10 rating obtained by the previous generation last November 2018. The changes made by Apple have however satisfied the guys of iFixit, especially in relation to the presence of a scissor keyboard – the same as on the 16 "MacBook Pro – which it replaces the far more problematic with butterfly mechanism.
Yes, they are! These "Magic", or scissor switches, have so far proved to be much more reliable than the butterfly variant. In this case there is no longer a need for a silicone barrier.
Additional improvements seen include:
- new configuration of the cables between the logic board and the trackpad which simplifies the replacement of the latter and also of the battery;
- improved access to other modulated components such as fan, speakers and ports
Easy, even in this case, the general opening of the Macbook. Finally, the choice of la is again criticized choice of soldering RAM and SSD on the motherboard. For more information and an even more detailed analysis, please consult the link in SOURCE.