Macbook Pro 15″ Retina Display Teardown Finally Completed to Include the Display

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19 Jun, 2012 9:21 pm


When the first teardown of the new Macbook Pro with Retina display appeared it did not include the display because iFixit needed time to figure out how to take it apart.   Finally rounding up the right tools they took a second shot at discovering how Apple managed to accommodate so many pixels with such a slim design.  They uncovered the answer and it’s pretty simple, Apple again sacrificed accessibility for aesthetics.

It’s surprising that the guys who have taken apart everything on the market, couldn’t dismantle the Pro’s screen without cracking it. though they soon discovered why: in a triumph of space-saving, Apple has managed to make the entire lid the LCD screen.

“Apple did not design and build a 1.5 mm thin LCD panel. They did, however, do something exceptional with the design of this display: rather than sandwich an LCD panel between a back case and a front glass, they used the aluminum case itself as the frame for the LCD panel and used the LCD as the front glass” iFixit

If you’d like to check out all the photo’s I suggest that you head over to the iFixit website so you don’t miss a glorious step.

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