iFixit’s Teardown of the Base 2019 13-Inch MacBook Pro Reveals Larger Battery, Soldered-Down SSD

It didn’t take very lengthy for a teardown of the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro to hit the internet — Apple up to date its pocket book lineup handiest only a couple of days preceding.

The teardown gurus over at iFixit disclose that the new 13-inch MacBook Pro has a touch larger battery, new keyboard fabrics, modular ports, however now has a soldered-down SSD.

According to the teardown, Apple has disappointingly soldered down the SSD. While sooner than it was once a proprietary SSD chip, it wasn’t fastened in position. The SSD now joins the soldered-down RAM.

“Where the 2019 style’s modular SSD used to reside,” notes iFixit, “we peel again a sticky label — handiest to discover a soldered-down defend.”

“Unsurprising, possibly,” continues iFixit, “however nonetheless disappointing — one of the ultimate upgradeable parts on the MacBook Pro line is completely long past.”

The newest MacBook Pro teardown additionally finds that the gadget includes a respectable 58.2W/hr capability, making it rather larger than the 54.5W/hr cellular present in the previous-generation non-Touch Bar style. The build up in capability was once perhaps carried out to gasoline the Touch Bar, Touch ID, and T2 chip whilst keeping up the identical spectacular 10-hour battery existence of the pocket book.

The teardown additionally showed that this refreshed pc now carries the identical progressed third-generation butterfly keyboard noticed in the dearer fashions of the MacBook Pro 2019.

Additionally, the Thunderbolt board and audio system inside of the new gadget are modular. That way they’re now not soldered in position, so in the event that they fail, they may be able to reasonably simply get replaced.

As for the total ‘repairability’ rating iFixit awarded the new entry-level MacBook Pro, it was once predictably low: 2/10. The pc was once marked down for the incontrovertible fact that the battery is glued in with copious quantities of adhesive, as ever, in addition to the soldered down RAM, and the now additionally soldered in position SSD.

Having to visit the Genius Bar as an alternative of solving your pc at house, and having to shop for Apple’s qualified merchandise as an alternative of third-party ones certainly are good monetary strikes for the corporate. But many of us no longer like proudly owning issues they can’t tinker with or repair even a little bit, out of each frugality and a need to create rather less waste in the global.