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Apple MacBook (2015) teardown
The 2015 MacBook isn’t just a thinner, lighter version of the MacBook Air. Apple has completely redesigned the laptop from the ground up and unfortunately, those changes also make DIY repairs a real nightmare.
In this teardown gallery, Bill Detwiler walks you through disassembling the 2015 Apple MacBook and shows you the hardware inside. To read his complete hardware analysis, check out his article, Apple MacBook (2015) teardown: Revamped design makes DIY repairs very difficult.
Cracking Open Apple MacBook (2015): USB-C port
The 2015, 12-inch MacBook comes in two base hardware configurations (1.1GHz CPU with 256GB storage and 1.2GHZ CPU with 512GB storage) and three colors (silver, gold, and space gray). Our gold test unit, had a 1.1GHz dual-core Intel Core M processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and Intel HD Graphics 5300.
Cracking Open Apple MacBook (2015): 3.5mm headphone jack
Although Apple replaced the power, USB, and ThunderBolt connectors with a single USB-C connector, they did leave the 3.5mm headphone jack.
Cracking Open Apple MacBook (2015): Keyboard and Force Touch trackpad
The MacBook has Apple’s new Force Touch trackpad and a completely redesigned keyboard.