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2016 MacBook Pro vs 2017 MacBook Pro

Apple MacBook Pro

2016 MacBook Pro vs 2017 MacBook Pro

The iFixit site’s repair specialist took the toolkit and made the disassembly of Apple’s refreshed MacBook and MacBook Pro laptop computers. According to the team, there seems to be almost no change in the new models.



It is known that Apple’s laptop computers have only received very little technical update on paper, with Kaby Lake processors standing out as the greatest innovation. There are also small updates on the storage and memory sides. It is surprising to see that the internal components undergo very little change despite everything. When the iFixit site divides the machines into pieces, it comes to the conclusion that their interior layouts and most components are almost identical to their predecessors. Just like the colors of the fans, there are minor changes in detail.


The only noticeable change is that the MacBook 2017 is the new keyboard that comes with the second-generation butterfly mechanism keys that came with the MacBook Pro 2016. The iFixit site says that the keyboard trigger is now structured within the framework of a more traditional button mechanism, and the plastic butterfly mechanism is thinned to make room for this new button form. The website says that this change may be a change to increase the level of durability, because the keyboard keys feel the same as on the MacBook 2016.


For most people, the key to this new keyboard configuration is whether some of the issues raised with the MacBook keyboard last year have been resolved. Some have said that the keys of the MacBook do not feel the same throughout the keyboard, and the severity of the clicking sound increases as the laptop warms up. If these problems are still there, then changes to the MacBook 2017 will not reach many goals. The iFixit site shows that the new MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar remains a difficult part to replace, CPU, RAM, storage unit and other basic components are also soldered to the logic circuit. In addition, the battery is tightly attached to the muscle. As a result, the MacBook Pro 2017 seems rather difficult to disassemble and reassemble.



The same story goes for the MacBook 2017. The basic components are soldered and the battery is tightly connected to the body. Both laptops can receive 1 out of 10 in iFixit as a repairability score. But when we think about Apple’s laptop computers overall, this score is not so surprising.

Jack Goodman

Founder & CEO of BrightTitan

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