Experience Apple’s thinnovation with iFixit’s teardown of Apple’s MacBook Air.
MacBook Air’s battery is attached to the case by 9 screws. Since the bottom case is held down by 10 screws, “that’s 19 screws to remove the battery. Replacing the battery is straightforward, but not something you’ll be doing when your battery dies mid-flight,” iFixit reports.
“It won’t be long before we, along with the rest of the Mac market, will be selling replacement batteries for this machine,” iFixit reports.
“The heat sink is made of very thin aluminum and looks totally different from anything we’ve seen in a Mac before,” iFixit reports.
“We found a Broadcom BCM5974 touch screen controller chip on the interconnect board,” iFixit reports. “This is the same chip you’ll find in the iPhone and iPod Touch.”
Full teardown notes and photos here.