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2016 MacBook Teardown Reveals Use of Tamper-Evident Screws from Apple

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2016 MacBook Teardown Reveals Use of Tamper-Evident Screws from Apple

iFixit has posted its teardown of the brand new 12-inch MacBook to expose all its internals. The workforce notes that from the out of doors, the brand new MacBook seems to be precisely the similar as its predecessor, with the brand new Rose Gold end being the one key differentiator between the 2.

Internally, issues stay in large part the similar as the unique MacBook, with the exception of some minor adjustments: the USB Sort-C connector is now a unmarried unit; the tri-wing screws have a fairly up to date design; and after all, the header of the Torx screws on the hinge at the moment are stuffed with some substance that routinely disintegrates when a screwdriver is inserted. That is most probably Apple’s tackle tamper-evident screws to stop unauthorised upkeep at the MacBook.

Apparently, the teardown additionally means that the slight building up within the battery capability of the 2016 MacBook’s battery comes from an progressed battery chemistry, and now not through expanding its dimensions. The rise — 39.71 Wh vs. 41.41 Wh — in battery capability and a extra environment friendly Skylake processor from Intel permit the brand new MacBook to remaining an hour longer than its predecessor.


● Similar style quantity as the former MacBook (A1534)
● Tri-wing screw we noticed final yr is now a repair-friendly Phillips
● Hinge screw Torx heads are stuffed with some type of substance that disintegrates while you insert a screwdriver, most likely appearing as tamper-evident screws.
● USB-C cable is now perma-fixed to the USB board
● Silicon is moved from the USC-C cable itself to the USB board
● New 7.56 V, 41.41 Wh Li-ion energy battery


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