Reddit user the_Ex_Lurker has already received a previously ordered 14-inch MacBook Pro 2021 with a 10-core M1 Pro chip. And the first thing he did was partially dismantled the novelty. In the process of disassembly, the enthusiast took several photos. He published pictures and findings on Reddit.
the_Ex_Lurker noted that the back cover in the new MacBook Pros is removed in much the same way as in earlier models that came out in 2012-2016. Apple continues to use specific fasteners that cannot be unscrewed with a regular tool.
A massive battery is hidden inside the case, which consists of several blocks. Remarkably, the latter are held in place by small sticky strips. This design should facilitate the replacement of batteries.
In addition, the_Ex_Lurker drew attention to a fairly powerful cooling system. It includes two coolers that are larger than similar modules that were installed in 13-inch “firmware”.
It also turned out that the keyboard is part of the case and it will be very difficult to replace it. But the additional ports have a modular design. In case of problems, this will facilitate their repair.
A source: Reddit