June 13, 2012
Teardown Of Retina MacBook Pro

So iFixit tears down the new Retina MacBook Pro, calls it ‘least repairable laptop’ yet. This is one of two things:

  • A travesty perpetrated by an evil company that is restricting you from doing what you want, with hardware you own, and no doubt an attempt to screw you over with their overpriced upgrade options.
  • Completely expected and the natural progression, similar to how you can’t rebuild your own engine in a new car like you could with something from the 60’s or 70’s

I’m not happy that even the RAM isn’t user upgradable, but if you think about the engineering needed to create they design and form factor that they did, it’s not unexpected. I can assure you two things though: lack of user-upgradability will not affect Apple’s sales, and this will create many arguments on the internet.

Posted by Arcterex at June 13, 2012 09:22 AM