2021 MacBook Pro Demolition Reveals Batteries That Are Easy To Remove

Apple may have given us a glimpse of what the inside of the new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros’ interiors look like, but it still had a surprise waiting for people at iFixit. The iFixit team said removing batteries from the latest MacBook Pros required “infinite patience, a bottle of isopropyl alcohol and an optional bottle of human-friendly alcohol.” They expected the same from this generation of laptops, but were pleasantly surprised by the presence of pull tabs instead as they tore down the new MacBook Pros.

The outer battery cells have noticeable pull tabs that you can pull to loosen them from their adhesive underneath. Even the central battery cells have pull pins – they’re just harder to find inside the laptop’s chassis under the trackpad. iFixit was able to confirm that the laptops will recognize and work fine with battery replacements.

In addition, most of the laptops’ ports, except for the SD card reader and the HDMI port, are modular. This means that they can be easily and cheaply replaced if they suddenly break or do not work. Conversely, the laptop keyboard will still be hard to replace, but hey, at least the days of Apple’s butterfly keyboard are now over. You can see the iFixit demolition process in the video below, and it also has more pictures of the laptops on its website if you want a better look at their components. iFixit has also split Apple’s polishing cloth for $ 19, if you’ve wondering what makes it more expensive than its typical counterparts.

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