Be warned: don’t try this at home –accordingly as the new 11.6-incher Macbook Air is full of proprietary parts—right down to the screws, yet iFixit managed to rush on dissecting the thinnest-slice of masterpiece from Apple like they always do to iPod, iPhone and iPad, ooh, almost all popular gadgetry. Check out the details after the break.
iFixIt teardown highlights:
- The flip-open port door has been scrapped and the IR sensor and sleep LED are gone. In exchange, the new model manages to fit an extra USB 2.0 port along its right edge.
- Apple apparently doesn’t want you inside this thing. They decided to use proprietary 5-point security Torx screws to attach the lower case. Once inside, the Air is held together with more normal 6-point T5 and T8 Torx screws.
- The battery is comprised of six individual lithium-polymer cells, which combine to form a 35 Watt-hour battery.
- Although in a different form factor, the new MacBook Air uses the same Broadcom BCM943224 Wi-Fi/Bluetooth chip as the current lineup of MacBook Pros.
- The back of the trackpad has a Broadcom BCM5976A0K chip on it, likely responsible for the multi-touch capabilities of the the trackpad.
- The 11.6″ MacBook Air features a resolution of 1366×768. That’s a few more pixels and noticeably more widescreen (16×9 vs 16×10) than the 1280×800 resolution of previous Air models. In a welcome improvement, Apple has substantially enhanced the rigidity of the display assembly.
You can check out the step by step on how to poke around the new Macbook Air, just be cautious as we warned you already.