One good news about the 2016 MacBook Pro

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    tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    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.
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  2. FrozenDarkness macrumors 65816

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

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    3. To ensure it doesn't blow up.
     
  8. Hyloba macrumors 6502

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

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

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

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  11. BenTrovato macrumors 68020

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    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

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

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    Maybe being overly cautious after note 7 recall?
     
  14. jimthing macrumors 6502a

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    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 604

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    Air flow?
     
  16. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    My personal guess is:

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

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    Weight, these systems don't generate the temperatures high enough to damage the battery. Apple just wanted the right numbers on it`s website...

    Q-6
     
  18. ugru macrumors 6502

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    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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