Apple confirms its T2 security chip blocks some third-party repairs of new Macs

Image credit – iFixitApple’s computers haven’t exactly been known to be repair-friendly. This is one of the company’s main criticisms as Apple’s official repairs tend to be pretty expensive. However in the case of Apple’s newly-launched Mac Mini, it turns out that it isn’t as hard to fix compared to some of the company’s other computers.According to iFixit’s teardown of the computer, they gave it a score of 6 out of 10 in terms of repairability. The teardown revealed that Apple did not use any tough adhesive for the components, which means that removing some of the components shouldn’t be as difficult. For example the iPhones usually feature a strong adhesive for its batteries, which makes replacing them tricky.The teardown also found that Apple had decided to go with common tools for the computer, which means that there will not be a need for special or proprietary tools to take apart its components. There are also SO-DIMMs which means that users can easily replace or upgrade the RAM in the computer b

iFixit tears down the Mac mini and MacBook Air

Fri 9 Nov 18 from Arstechnica

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Fri 9 Nov 18 from CNET

MacBook Air (2018) Teardown Reveals That It Is Somewhat Easy To Repair

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Thu 8 Nov 18 from Ubergizmo

2018 MacBook Air Teardown Reveals Repair-Friendly Battery Placement

After years of letting its popular MacBook Air languish without any meaningful updates, Apple finally updated the ultra-portable notebook late last month. While the overall wedge-shaped chassis ...

Thu 8 Nov 18 from HotHardware

MacBook Air teardown reveals it's easier to fix than previous version - CNET

iFixit examines the laptop's modular parts and how much work it takes to remove them.

Thu 8 Nov 18 from CNET

Apple’s New MacBook Air Batteries Can Be Replaced Individually

The problem with laptops is that because they run on batteries, eventually these batteries will give out and lose their charge which also means that over the years, battery life gets shorter. ...

Wed 7 Nov 18 from Ubergizmo


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