Old vs. new: MacBook Air and MacBook Pro in iFixit comparison

The fact that Apple switched three series to in-house processors in one fell swoop already suggested that those devices are closely related. Even if the Mac mini is a desktop Mac, Apple has used notebook components very often in the past. Apple’s hardware boss Federighi already said in an interview that MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini do indeed have a lot in common. However, there is still an adjustment screw that leads to clear differentiation options, namely the “thermal capacity”. The MacBook Air doesn’t have a fan, but the other two model series offer the option of dissipating more heat. The Repair specialist iFixit got to work disassembling both the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.