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Inside the Mac Pro

December 17, 2019.

Mac Pro 2019 Teardown.

Mac Pro 2019 Teardown.

Mac Pro 2019 Teardown. iFixit, Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

After a complete teardown, iFixit gave the new Mac Pro a 9 out of 10 for repairability, which is unheard-of from them for an Apple product. Apple’s latest phone got a mediocre 6 out of 10, while its last few laptops did even worse, including a paltry 1 out of 10 for the 16-inch MacBook Pro 2019. Despite many positive comments, the Mac Pro still has room to improve: iFixit points out that the modular SSD is bound to the T2 security chip, ruling out user replacements. As a side note, in a nod to the many jokes on the Mac Pro’s appearance, the iFixit team did try to grate cheese on the aluminium casing, coming to the unsurprising conclusion that the machine did not make a good cheese grater. Coming back to the machine’s insides, Youtuber Quinn Nelson (Snazzy Labs) produced a cool video of his complete teardown of the MacBrook Pro, showing all the ingenious and unusual ideas at work under the hood.

YouTube, “2019 Mac Pro Teardown - An Almost Perfect Machine 9 out of 10.”

YouTube, “What's Inside the 2019 Mac Pro? Complete Disassembly and Analysis.”

iFixit, “Mac Pro 2019 Teardown.”

Circuit Breaker, Jon Porter, “Apple’s new Mac Pro is its most repairable device in years.”