What’s new? A new technology product is released, the engineers at iFixit get their hands on it, then proceed to tear it apart. That’s the drill for years now, and nothing has changed. Enter, the new 13.3-inch Macbook Air for 2013, and iFixit has found two notable changes from previous models in their examination of its guts: a smaller SSD (solid state drive) and lots of space for the batteries. In fact, the battery is a massive 7,150mAh in capacity, and sits nearby the new Broadcom 802.11ac WiFi chip. To compensate for the lack of space, Apple reduced the size of SSD by using dithcing a SATA connection to a more efficient and smaller PCI Express method — all of this in the name of design.
Of course, iFixit did give Apple’s new darling ultrabooks a low “repairability” score — the benchmark score of which they determine how hard or easy it is to mess with or fix all of the most recent gadgets — a measly 4 out of 10 is what it got.