"A masterclass in repairability": iFixit tears down the 2019 Mac Pro
The 2019 Mac Pro released on 10th December, and it didn't take long for iFixit to perform a teardown. The new Mac ditches the old "trashcan" design, in favor of a more conventional look, making it substantially easier to repair.
iFixit goes on to call the new Mac Pro a "Fixmas miracle," describing it as "beautiful, amazingly well put together, and a masterclass in repairability." Previous Macs were notorious for being tough to repair and upgrade.
Upgrading storage was a key problem many Mac users face. An attached T2 security chip makes the included modular SSD non-replaceable. Thankfully, multiple PCI-e slots with easy access mean that users can just slot in additional storage when needed.
Apple's free public repair manual is a step forward, too, as is the use of industry-standard sockets and interfaces. The mostly modular design means that user upgrades and replacements won't be a nightmare anymore. One caveat, though: it'll cost you a small fortune to repair or replace parts not on Apple's (very) limited list of approved repairs.
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