iFixit did an initial teardown of the scissor switch Magic Keyboard that comes with the 16-inch MacBook Professional final weekend and now they’ve given Apple’s newest pocket book a full inspection. Observe alongside for a take a look at the brand new and improved thermal system, six-speaker system, Magic Keyboard particulars, and extra.
iFixit famous in its initial peek inside the 16-inch MacBook Pro that the Magic Keyboard appeared prefer it ought to remedy the woes that the butterfly keyboard dropped at customers during the last a number of years. We additionally bought a sneak peek on the within the remainder of the machine.
Now that iFixit has completed its full teardown, we all know how Apple developed its thermal system for improved venting and the flexibility to push 28% extra air to dissipate warmth extra successfully.
Pardon us whereas we vent for a minute. Stacked atop its slightly-older sibling (the 15-inch 2019 mannequin), the brand new MacBook Professional has some noticeably bigger exhaust holes.
That mixed with these new followers, which characteristic greater impeller blades, pushes 28% extra air via the brand new Professional.
As iFixit beforehand shared, the Magic Keyboard is nearly precisely the identical because the stand-alone Magic Keyboard, aside from the elements being barely thinner. One other constructive signal for long-term reliability and ease of cleansing, the Magic Keyboard doesn’t have a silicone membrane just like the more moderen butterfly keyboard was revised to incorporate.
There’s barely much less area surrounding these new keys, and pundits will have a good time these reconfigured arrow keys—however every thing else seems nigh equivalent.
Information flash: there’s not even a dust-proofing membrane on these new switches. We’re inclined to take this as an excellent signal. (It means we will lastly eat Doritos throughout teardowns once more.)
Nevertheless, a disappointing discover for repairability is the truth that the keyboard body is riveted in place.
Nooooo! As soon as once more, the keyboard meeting is riveted down. Although the switches are seemingly much less susceptible to crumbly assailants, the keyboard itself isn’t any extra repairable than the Butterfly boards.
iFixit additionally shared a take a look at the brand new speaker system and three-mic setup discovered within the 16-inch MacBook Professional.
Whereas the 16-inch MacBook Professional brings quite a lot of stable enhancements, to no shock it continues to fail iFixit’s repairability requirements incomes a 1 out of 10 for that metric.
On the brilliant aspect, it does nonetheless characteristic an simply replaceable trackpad and hey, we’ve bought a dependable keyboard once more!
Try the full teardown for more details at iFixit. And for those who didn’t catch it earlier, right here’s iFixit’s preliminary teardown:
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