iFixit opened the new MacBook and discovered something weird

Posted by Mini Drive on 2016-04-27

Apple will know if you open your new MacBook Retina 12" 

Some people think that Macbooks are difficult to open and fix on its own, but is not impossible if you are stubborn to do it. But when iFixit opened the new pink MacBook they discover a substance in the screws that change when you move them.


This unknown substance disintegrates itself when you put the screwdriver on the screws, so, they will know if you try to fix your computer by yourself. This substance is different than common fixers. The probable application for this is to show Apple who changed the MacBook making it ineligible to the warranty.

The bad part of this news is that before you had the option to make some alteration in your MacBook without loosing completely your warranty.

The people who bought a MacBook without SSD flash memory know what we are talking about.

The rest of the observations are not so interesting inside the new MacBook. The battery is bigger and the processor most recent.

iFixit has a ranking to show you the repairability of the product. Here are their conclusions:

  • "Retina Macbook 2016 Repairability Score: 1 out of 10 (10 is the easiest to repair)
  • Those pesky tri-wing screws are gone, replaced with lovely standard Phillips screws—but tamper-evident hinge screws make you feel like a hoodlum for repairing your own machine.
  • The processor, RAM, and flash memory are still soldered to the logic board.
  • The battery assembly remains entirely, and very solidly, glued into the lower case.
  • The Retina display is still a fused unit with no separate, protective glass. If the display needs replacing, it'll cost a pretty penny."

Do you have the habit to repair your own MacBook?

Or you ever bring your Mac to Apple support and this is not a problem to you?



Source: Gizmodo an iFixit

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