After their recent teardown of Apple’s 2015 MacBook Pro, the master disassemblers at iFixit have gotten their hands on one of Apple’s new, ultrathin MacBooks. And while it’s no surprise that the machine is hard to crack open and repair if need be — all the Retina-era MacBooks aren’t really repair-friendly.
This one takes it to the next level. Inside the device, iFixit found both pentalobe and tri-wing screws — good luck unscrewing those without special tools. Furthermore, the MacBook’s new, terraced battery is completely glued down, making it very hard to remove.
With the processor, RAM memory and flash memory being soldered to the logic board, there really is no good reason to ever open this thing, unless you’re a professional. There’s almost nothing you can replace.