“It’s no secret Apple doesn’t give a fig for do-it-yourself device repair, but some of its laptops, iPhones, and tablets have been friendlier than others,” Joel Hruska writes for ExtremeTech. “The new MacBook, it turns out, is decidedly on the unfriendly end of that scale. The iFixit team has published its exhaustive step-by-step teardown of the MacBook, and declared (with near-visible frustration), ‘It’s like they took note of iFixit’s repairability scale, and actually tried to hit zero.'”
“The step-by-step teardown isn’t without positives — iFixit calls the motherboard / logic board ‘lovely,’ and Apple’s hardware designers have done a masterful job of squeezing equipment into the tiny chassis — but all that squeezing comes at a high cost,” Hruska writes. “Combine all the glue, solder, fused display, and the incredibly difficult-to-replace USB-C connector, and the new MacBook is nearly impossible to service. And as with other recent Macs, there’s not even a RAM upgrade option.”
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MacDailyNews Take: The new Apple MacBook ties for worst repairability score ever – as it should and, as its design dictates, must. Anyone expecting the new MacBook to be in any way user-servicable simply doesn’t understand the MacBook or its target users.