The iFixit specialists regularly take apart various electronic devices, showing how they are made and how they can be repaired. This time, the new MacBook Air laptop, built on Apple M2's brand-made processor, came into the hands of specialists.
One of the main changes in the new MacBook Air, namely the location of the dynamists, can be seen in the X-ray image. If they were placed on the left and right sides of the laptop, the dynamics are now above the keyboard and hidden between the body and the display.
It's easier to remove the bottom lid because it's only holding four screws now, whereas it's been ten before. Although the interior structure has become more minimal, it doesn't mean that the new MacBook Air is easier to repair. Most breakups and motherboards, as well as the battery, are hidden and protected, but it's easy to disconnect them.
The mother ' s fee is protected by the screen, which is not surprising because it is extremely compact. The Apple M2 business processor and the solid storage device are attached to the mother ' s pay, so it will not be possible to replace them on their own. In the initial level configuration, the laptop is delivered with one NAND drive memory module at 256 Gbyte. As in the case of the new 13-inch MacBook Pro, it results in a reduction in the storage capacity compared to the models that combine the two NAND memory modules. In comparison, last year ' s MacBook with the M1 processor reaches almost 3 Gbyte/s, while in the new MacBok Air with the M2 processor it barely rises above 1.5 Gbyte/s, which is about twice as low as the previous generation ' s MacBook and more expensive models with a larger internal storage volume.
Also, MacBook Air has a Thunderbolt interface, a USI chip for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and an accelerometer whose assignment remained a mystery for iFixit specialists. Perhaps the accelerometer was designed to perform a function that the developers refused, or it helps determine whether the user dropped the laptop.
There is also a lack of normal heat recovery. The laptop uses only thermopaste and graphite tape. Recent tests have shown that in some situations MacBook Pro with the M2 chip may heat more than MacBook Pro with the M1 chip, and it appears that the heating problem may be relevant to the new MacBook Air, at least in some scenarios.
The 52.6 Wh battery is glued to the shell with two-way scotch, and the Force Touch track can be disconnected without any problems. It is generally not possible to replace the processor or storage device in the new MacBook Air body.