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iFixit disassembly provides a detailed look inside Mac Studio and Studio Display

iFixit disassembly provides a detailed look inside Mac Studio and Studio Display

iFixit Got dirty gloves on Apple’s new Mac Studio computer and Studio Display, and They both fall apart To learn more about it – including how easy it is to fix or even upgrade it. Mac studio in particular has It sparked some controversy Because its SSDs do not appear to be user-upgradable, although they are fairly easy to access and remove.

There is one good news from in iFixit teardown, that is it Do It seems possible to swap an SSD in Mac Studio with one of the same size if the drive fails. But despite having a second SSD slot accessible, it doesn’t seem like it’s possible to simply insert an extra second drive to upgrade Studio storage yourself easily. Regarding whether it is possible for an end user to upgrade a Mac Studio volume? “The jury is still out,” he says iFixit.

These difficulties have fueled speculation that Apple is implementing some kind of software blocking to prevent end-user access to SSD upgrades. But as ArsTechnica explainIt probably has more to do with the basic volume design in Apple Silicon Mac devices. While PC SSDs typically include both NAND flash chips and an SSD controller on the same (removable) unit, recent Macs from Apple separate them. NAND remains on the SSD unit itself, but the SSD controller is built into the Apple chipset.

No matter the reason, it’s still frustrating not being able to easily upgrade your computer’s storage space. Instead, you’ll have to pay Apple prices (often exorbitant) for higher storage configurations as a precaution.

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Elsewhere, there’s good and bad news for a Mac Studio fix. The good news is that most components are screwed in, and computer ports are modular and should be replaced relatively easily if they break. But in reality, getting into the computer requires peeling off the sticky rubber foot ring, its RAM is soldered, and its cooling mechanism—though thick—looks like it’s going to be a dusting nightmare when the time comes. Overall, iFixit Mac Studio gives a score of 6/10 for repair, Like an old Mac Mini.

finally, iFixit Also take the opportunity to disassemble the new Studio Display, which says “opens like an iMac, and the interior looks…much like an iMac.” Although the company teases that it will have more to say about the display at a later date, it confirms that the webcam in Studio Display appears to use the same camera sensor that was found in the iPhone 11. Which makes it even more confusing. Screen webcam It offers such shocking quality. Hopefully a promised Apple software update will improve things.