posted at 18:50
Author: Dylan Tweney
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:25:15 +0000
Apples new Mac Mini is way harder to fix or upgrade, teardown reveals
On the outside, Apple's new Mac Mini doesn't look that different. "Sometimes we just don't understand what goes on in hardware designers' heads," the team at iFixit, which took apart the Mac Mini, wrote today. First, Apple "Updated" the Mac Mini's case by replacing easy-to-remove screws with new T6 Torx Security Screws. Second, Apple soldered the RAM onto the motherboard, making it extremely difficult to remove without damaging the components. For more details, check out the full Mac Mini teardown on iFixit. Above: Sliding out the internals of the 2014 Mac Mini. Above: All of the 201 Mac Mini components laid out on a nice, white table. The company's best-known hardware products include the Macintosh line of computers, the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad. Apple software includes t... read more ».

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