One of the most common complaints about Mac Mini’s new M1, Macbook Air and Macbook Pro models is that they have the same design as previous models, which is probably a deliberate decision by Apple to note that it is still Mac only- computers.
Now the Ifixit site has separated the new Macbook Air and Macbook Pro models, which means we now know the interior is largely unchanged as well.
The biggest difference in the Macbook Air is that the fan is removed and replaced with an aluminum plate that causes the excess heat to be maintained away from the processor. In addition, the working memory is embedded in the M1 chip. A closer look reveals that these are two LPDDR4X modules from Hynix with a speed of 4,266 megahertz.
Another thing worth mentioning is that the T2 chip disappeared, this as the security functions were moved over to the M1 chip.
As usual, Ifixit highlights that it’s difficult to repair the new Mac models on their own, but it should come as no surprise to anyone.