MacBook Pro 2013 Teardown

Oct 25 2013, 8:21am CDT | by , in News | Apple

MacBook Pro 2013 Teardown

The 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro was recently deconstructed. Its inner components were literally weighed in the balance and found wanting. All the media hype by Apple has proven to be more hype and less of a cause for hope.

Very little time had elapsed between the introduction of the 13 and 15 inch Retina MacBook Pros by Apple Incorporated and their disassembly. The procedure took some time but was worth it in the end since it revealed some vital flaws in the technology. 

The 15-inch version turned out to be just an earlier model with a few brief changes in it. However, the really irritating thing was that most of the readjustments and revisions made were not for the better. In fact, they were for the worse. You cannot even substitute the headphone jack without uprooting the logic board. In other words, the replacement of the headphone jack became a $1000 prescription straight from the owner’s wallet.

And there are more issues at hand. The costs of repairing the device are so astronomical that they are simply not worth the hassle. As for the 13 inch smaller version, it was a disappointment too. Among the list of annoyances is a fixed battery that hides crucial screws that cannot therefore be accessed. 

The display screen too is rigidly held within its framework. The RAM has been soldered and is stuck in its place and finally the SSD is not a standard version. All All in all, repair work on Apple’s two products is so difficult as to make the task virtually impossible to perform. That’s the way the cookie crumbles for Apple much to the exasperation of its clientele. 

Source: Ifixit

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