iFixit has Shared 15-inch MacBook Air teardown: Worth the Upgrade?

iFixit has shared a 15-inch MacBook Air teardown on Youtube, featuring an impressive six-speaker sound system and a larger battery capable of fast charging. The sound system comes with two tweeters and two sets of force-cancelling woofers, providing fuller sound with double the bass depth and even supporting Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos.

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From iFixit teardown, Despite the larger battery, Apple claims that the battery life remains the same as the 13-inch Air. The internal battery comes with adhesive pull tabs for easier removal, but accessing it requires disassembling several other components.

The MacBook Air’s logic board houses the M2 chip, with SSD performance affected by the number of NAND chips. The 256GB model contains one NAND chip, while the 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB models come with two. However, it’s important to note that memory and storage cannot be upgraded, so users must consider their future expansion needs before making a purchase.

Aside from two extra speakers, the internal components of the 15-inch MacBook Air are largely the same as its 13-inch counterpart, according to a teardown by iFixit. This begs the question: is the upgrade worth it?

While the larger display and trackpad may appeal to some users, it’s crucial to weigh the limited upgrades against the higher price point. The 15-inch MacBook Air is also more challenging to repair, and memory and storage cannot be upgraded, making it crucial to consider your needs and budget before making a decision.

With only a few new features and limited upgrade options, it may not be worth the investment for everyone. Consider your needs and budget before upgrading to the latest MacBook Air 15-inch.

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