One good news about the 2016 MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tubeexperience, Nov 21, 2016.

  1. tubeexperience, Nov 21, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2016

    tubeexperience macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2016
    With all the bad news about the new MacBook Pro, I would like to share one good news.

    The new MacBook Pro has a lot of gaps around the battery that makes it easier to pry loose the battery.

    That is great for someone like me who replace batteries for those unwilling to pay $199 + taxes just to replace the battery.
  2. FrozenDarkness macrumors 65816

    Mar 21, 2009
    I find it interesting. How much more weight would filling those gaps with batteries be?
  3. UnluckyXIII macrumors 6502

    Feb 20, 2014
    The 1/2 pound they shaved off this years weight no doubt ahaha!!
  4. Hyloba macrumors 6502

    Sep 30, 2014
    Also, when you drop your MBP in a large body of water, the air around the batteries will give you a window of opportunity to grab it before sinking. It's the little things.
  5. MadDane macrumors 6502a

    Apr 5, 2015
    I have been wondering about those gaps as well. I guess they are there to help reach the 3lb and 4lb which seemed to be a designgoal for Apple.
  6. Clint_Barton macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2016
    i have two possible ideas.
    1. to allow for battery expansion
    2. to save weight

    if it is the second one, i am surprised, because when they designed the air(?) they talked all about how they had stepped the inside of the case so that they could fit more batteries etc. so i am surprised that they did not fill every bit of empty space with battery.
  7. davidec macrumors regular

    Jan 31, 2008
    3. To ensure it doesn't blow up.
  8. Hyloba macrumors 6502

    Sep 30, 2014
    Non touch bar doesn't have air pocketses, so I don't know if expansion is the main reason.
  9. jeffg819 macrumors regular

    Dec 25, 2006
    Heat, lots of heat to deal with in these things. Where should it go?
  10. Cariboue macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2016
    I understand the red lines, because of the roundness but not the green gaps

  11. BenTrovato macrumors 68030


    Jun 29, 2012
    Didn't iFixit opt to not remove the batteries on the 15" tear down after realizing how difficult it was on the 13"?
  12. FrozenDarkness macrumors 65816

    Mar 21, 2009
    weird thing for me is that, wouldn't apple have been smarter just to make an even smaller laptop?
  13. Ender17 macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2005
    Maybe being overly cautious after note 7 recall?
  14. jimthing macrumors 65816


    Apr 6, 2011
    London, UK
    Obviously when the batts need replacing and you go to an Apple Store to get them replaced, they'll just swap out the whole bottom half of the machine in store for a new bottom part, then send the original back to their in-house recycling centre to take the dead batts out.
    These machines are appliances now, so Applecare is a must IMO.
  15. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    Air flow?
  16. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

    Sep 27, 2008
    My personal guess is:

    1) Air flow/heat dissipation
    2) Weight
  17. Queen6 macrumors 603


    Dec 11, 2008
    Putting out the fire with gasoline...
    Weight, these systems don't generate the temperatures high enough to damage the battery. Apple just wanted the right numbers on it`s website...

  18. ugru macrumors 6502


    Sep 8, 2002
    Caput Mundi
    AFAIK iPhone, iPad, MacBook and MacBookPro 2015 do not have any air gap around the batteries, so it is not a problem of battery expansion...

    It is essentially to stay under their (uselessly) self imposed weight limit and to lure people into upgrading in rev. 2 or 3 when they will fill all the avaliable spaces and have 1 or 2 more hours of endurance.

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