“A year after release, Apple just announced its first update to the 12″ MacBook with Retina Display,” iFixit writes. “It’s sort of a baby update, so we decided to match it with a baby teardown. Besides a faster processor and zippier flash memory, what changed? There’s only one way to know: crack it open and spill its secrets. Join us for a mini-teardown of the Retina MacBook 2016.”
“Popping the hood on this MacBook gives us an indication that the rose gold beauty is much more than skin deep,” iFixIt writes. “The battery’s form factor seems 100% identical to the multi-lobed cell we found in the 2015 Macbook. And yet somehow, Apple managed to squeeze in a 4% capacity increase from the 7.55 V, 39.71 Wh battery in last year’s model. Apple claims this new 7.56 V, 41.41 Wh Li-ion power source should provide up to 11 hours of iTunes movie playback.”
iFixIt writes, “Retina Macbook 2016 Repairability Score: 1 out of 10 (10 is the easiest to repair).”
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