TEARDOWN: What's Inside The New MacBook Pro With Retina Display?

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Photo: iFixIt

The intrepid gearheads over at iFixIt have already hacked up a new MacBook Pro with Retina display!Check out their photographs of each step of the process to learn a little bit about the components in the new computer and how it’s built.

Here's the new MacBook Pro, showing off its Retina display

On the side we have two Thunderbolt ports and one of the USB 3.0 ports

Here's a look at the Apple logo when it's displayed at 220 pixels per square inch

If you want to get into the computer's guts, you need one of Apple's proprietary pentalobe screwdrivers

Here's a look at the new MacBook Pro's innards

The battery got a nice upgrade from 77.5 watt hours to 95

Disconnecting the battery to delve deeper into the computer...

...and it turns out that the battery is actually glued into the computer. Odd.

Here's the 512 GB solid state drive

The Airport card got some improvements too, such as a new Bluetooth standard called Bluetooth Low Energy

With the removal of a few wires, we get access to that asymmetrical fan that got everyone so excited at WWDC

Now we're looking at the I/O board, where the USB ports live

Here's a look at the logic board. This is where the Intel Core-i7 2.6 GHz processor lives

Here's the disassembled headphone jack

And the removal of Apple's speakers

Digging a little deeper and severing a few more connections lets you remove the display assembly

And despite continued efforts, the iFixIt team couldn't get the battery out. Instead of potentially puncturing it, they left it in place

The new MacBook Pro scored a 1 out of 10 in terms of repairability, meaning it is very difficult to repair

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