Taking Apart the New 2014 MacBook Air

Hey, so guess what? We took apart the new-for-2014, $100-cheaper MacBook Airs, and found almost nothing new inside.

Our spudgers get misty anytime a new device ends up on the teardown table, but this Air iteration was too uninteresting to warrant a full-blown (or even a half-blown) teardown. The sole change between last year’s and this year’s models: the 100MHz-faster processors—lovely Haswell units labeled SRT16T.

Haswell processor inside the MacBook AirThe new Airs are pretty much the same computers as the 2013 models, with the same meh (4 out of 10) repairability. But we didn’t rest on our laurels: we figured we’d create a full set of guides for each. So, that’s exactly what we did:

MacBook Air 11″ Early 2014 guides and MacBook Air 13″ Early 2014 guides

Word on the street is that a 12” MacBook Air might be coming. We’ll be here with our spudgers sharpened—same iFixit time, same iFixit channel.