In the past few years, fans of DIY electronics have not had much good news, but there are signs that there will be changes in Apple devices soon. Cupertino's company can easily make repairs, battery replacement and other unofficial manipulation with laptops, tablets, and smartphones, but it did not take the lead, for example.
For a long time, it looked like a trail in the consumer electronics industry, and the desire of people who wanted to be able to open the device and get inside the technology was uncontrollable. The preference for a thinner and slimmer gadget meant more watertight casing and custom fit with pressure on the water resistant and smooth form factor.
This means that iFixit, which sells tools to repair the device, and the companies that run teardowns on the device to gain insight into how to assemble are getting increasingly frustrated. Even if the gadget is supposed to open, being inside can often be a big headache. A common design strategy that emphasizes glue-treated parts, dedicated screws and parts, and complete replacement, not all types of repairs.
Although Apple is not the only killer, it was one of the most consistent people who were confused. When the new MacBook Air and Mac mini came out, we did not have expectations for products specifically designed for potential repairs. We should not be so pessimistic.
No, Apple suddenly modulated everything without looking at the face. Professional drivers are needed when opening the case. Once inside, you do not need ready-to-use parts. It will not be possible considering Apple's priorities.
Nevertheless, there is a welcome sign that Apple has minimized repair and replacement parts. For example, on MacBook Air, the Thunderbolt 3 port is a bit off the board and is easy to replace, so you might get a little welcome. The speaker is pressed by less aggressive glue, and the battery is definitely welcome with screws and a pull-free adhesive strip.
Mac mini is much easier to use. Apple designed it to upgrade memory using standard SO-DIMM modules, so it is not difficult to break through internal parts after going through a circular bottom panel. Parts such as power supplies are easily replaceable and there is no glue overload.
It is worth remembering now that the improvements at the very low level of previous behavior. All of your MacBook Air processors, memory, and storage are soldered and can not be upgraded. The same is true for Mac mini's processors and storage. Compressing everything with as few boards as possible will allow you to create smaller devices, but if you have one problem, you need to replace every single component that the board is responsible for.
The same changes occur when compared to the soldered RAM of older Mac mini and glue festivals that are inside the old MacBook Air. Some of it will undoubtedly depend on Apple's selfishness, as it can be previewed when an old technician should be repaired. Ultimately, you can create a more efficient workflow without having to struggle to solve each machine's barriers or replace the common point of failure.
Nevertheless, the benefits of Apple are our benefits. It is welcomed that the era of computers that we can comprehensively repair is a long time behind us, but extending the life of increasingly expensive devices is the consumer's greatest concern. In addition, the upcoming Mac Pro, which is also a professional user, will be easier to DIY upgrade than the existing trash can model.
In the meantime, we will have to wait until 2019. Until then, it is generally not good to be intent on your device, but you can be a little more confident if at least the worst happens. It has declined in recent years.