iFixit Tearing Down 16-Inch MacBook Pro Live

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Apple's new 16-inch MacBook Pro models are in stores as of today, and iFixit, a site known for its product teardowns, has purchased one and is going to take it apart.

The teardown is happening live on YouTube, which means MacRumors readers interested in getting a peek at what's inside the new machine can follow along as it's deconstructed.


iFixit plans to provide a first look at the inside of the new Magic Keyboard and will also give a brief overview of additional internal components, with more information to come later in a full teardown.

Update: iFixit's brief look at the new MacBook Pro confirms that the internal design of scissor switch is nearly identical to that found in the Magic Keyboard and earlier, pre-butterfly MacBook Pro models. Individual key caps are replaceable, with iFixit even demonstrating that a Magic Keyboard key cap can be snapped on the MacBook Pro's keyboard, although it's a little thicker.

A look inside the new MacBook Pro reveals a similar layout to previous models, with the SSD and RAM soldered onto the logic board, making them nonreplaceable. iFixit's full teardown will be available on Monday, offering a more substantial look at the internals of the new MacBook Pro.

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Toratek

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Actually, there are excuses for it. And some good technical and security related reasons as well.

At any rate I won't be rewarding them with my clicks, their continual snark and self-serving indignation got old a long time ago.
 
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revmacian

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If you listen closely, and you know what to look for, you can see how much bias is present in that video.

One example, the man describes the butterfly keyboard as:

"it's garbage"

This is an opinion, his opinion. I have a MacBook Air 2019, my first ever MacBook Air, and I quite like the keyboard. So, it is clear that a derogatory opinion should not have been allowed in the video because it isn't actually fact and that bias has the potential to inaccurately shape the overall video. Of course, that's my opinion.. but I'm not making a video meant to be viewed by the masses.

Being that bias is present in this section of the video, what guarantee do I have that the same bias isn't present in the rest of the video? (don't answer that.. it's rhetorical)

If you don't like something then don't buy it. But, don't go around saying "it's crap".. someone else may find it valuable. One man's trash is another man's treasure.
 
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alpi123

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replaceable / up-gradable Memory and SSD would be fantastic - but not likely
Because Apple wants to control the speed of this machine and using third party apps would mess some things. You can use the lowest quality parts and claim the Macbook is slow.
 

dukebound85

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If you listen closely, and you know what to look for, you can see how much bias is present in that video.

One example, the man describes the butterfly keyboard as:

"it's garbage"

This is an opinion, his opinion. I have a MacBook Air 2019, my first ever MacBook Air, and I quite like the keyboard. So, it is clear that a derogatory opinion should not have been allowed in the video because it isn't actually fact and that bias has the potential to inaccurately shape the overall video. Of course, that's my opinion.. but I'm not making a video meant to be viewed by the masses.

Being that bias is present in this section of the video, what guarantee do I have that the same bias isn't present in the rest of the video? (don't answer that.. it's rhetorical)

If you don't like something then don't buy it. But, don't go around saying "it's crap".. someone else may find it valuable. One man's trash is another man's treasure.
its not opinion when apple has repair programs out of the gate regarding the keyboards........
 

Mr_Brightside_@

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Actually, there are excuses for it. And some good technical and security related reasons as well.

At any rate I won't be rewarding them with my clicks, their continual snark and self-serving indignation got old a long time ago.
I’m dying at describing people who are fighting for the right to repair products that one owns as self-serving.
 
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daveak

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If you listen closely, and you know what to look for, you can see how much bias is present in that video.
Indeed, the talk about a high maintenance cost as well. The maintenance costs I've had for any Mac over the last 10 years? £0.00. This includes my 2016 model. I'll accept his opinion is probably coloured by being a repair guy but still, crazy statement.
 

revmacian

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its not opinion when apple has repair programs out of the gate regarding the keyboards........
Then mention that there are repair programs available and allow others to make their own decisions - leave the bias-laden comments out of something that is meant for public consumption.

Mentioning the repair programs is fact, and that's good, but comments like "it's garbage" are not fact and should be omitted.