iFixit tears down 2013 MacBook Air, finds greater battery and smaller SSD
iFixit has a practice of tearing aside Apple devices (and many others) as quickly as they’re on sale, and it is sustaining that customized with a recent peek on the 2013 version of the thirteen-inch MacBook Air. This is not a repeat of final yr’s by-the-ebook affair, nevertheless — there’s a number of minor surprises in retailer. We now know that Apple is bolstering the effectivity of Intel’s Haswell chips with a bigger 7,150mAh battery pack, and that Broadcom makes the 802.11ac WiFi chip. The strong-state drive inside additionally represents a serious rethink: whereas we have heard that Apple has switched the drive’s interface from pokey SATA to PCI Categorical, we will see that the SSD itself has shrunk dramatically since 2012. iFixit continues to be down on the Air’s repairability and scores it 4 out of ten, however those that’ve needed to reply a couple of of Apple’s newer riddles will nonetheless need to take a look at the complete examination on the supply.