IFixit experts investigated the changes madeApple engineers into the updated models of MacBook Air and MacBook Pro 13 laptops, using Apple's proprietary M1 processors on ARM architecture, instead of chips from Intel. Having looked at the internal layout of computers, iFixit specialists note only a few changes compared to previous models.
The iFixit experts' findings indicate thatthe internals of the updated MacBook Air and MacBook Pro 13 are practically the same as their predecessors, which use Intel processors. The biggest differences appear in MacBook Air laptops, in which instead of active cooling using a cooler, a passive heat dissipation system is introduced using an aluminum heat spreader.
Left MacBook Air with Intel processor, right new laptop with M1 processor
This design improves the reliability of the cooling system, which is devoid of moving parts, and also reduces the amount of dust and dirt entering the laptop through the ventilation holes.
Heat dissipation in MacBook Pro 13similar to previous models. However, the low power consumption of Apple M1 processors does not require frequent fan activation. As a result, the laptop runs almost silently despite having a fan similar to the Intel-based MacBook Pro 13. Also, the shape of the heat sink copper tube has been slightly modified.
IFixit also noted that the new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro 13 models integrate the T2 security module into the M1 processor, rather than being installed separately as in previous laptops.
As a result, iFixit experts note that Applehas created efficient, fast and quiet laptops. At the same time, the company seeks to create maximum conditions for computer repairs to be carried out in a specialized Apple network.