The first teardown photos of the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro have found their way onto the internet as avid enthusiasts open their machines to take a look at the redesigned insides.
Redditor u / the_Ex_Lurker posted teardown photos of his 14-inch MacBook Pro and shared his thoughts on the whole process. He notes that the opening process of the new MacBook Pro is similar to that of the 2016-2021 MacBook Pros. He also found that Apple replaced the glued-in batteries on the 2012 MacBooks with iPhone-style pull-tabs. This leads to less electronic waste and makes changing batteries easier.
The MacBook Pro keyboard is still part of the unibody case, so replacement is not easy and requires a full top case replacement. The good thing about it is that all connections on the new MacBook Pros are modular and can therefore be easily exchanged. You can see more teardown photos of the 14-inch MacBook Pro here.
Former leaker @ L0vetodream also posted some teardown photos of the 16-inch MacBook Pro. He says the new M1 Max chip is really big and posted his pictures along with a 1 yuan coin for comparison. Apple uses a dual-fan and single-heat pipe design to manage thermals in the new 16-inch MacBook Pro. Overall, the interior structure is modular and should make repairs easier.
Apart from a few minor changes, the internals of the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro look largely the same. They have a similar cooling system that uses six batteries to power them. A more detailed teardown of the new MacBook Pros should be available soon from iFixit, which will give us more insight into all internal innovations.