The iFixit video is still exciting because the teardown experts are testing Apple’s official repair manuals, the via Apple’s support website can be downloaded. With a volume of 160 pages and a recommendation for 39 tools, the guide is extensive, according to iFixit the guide is easy to understand, also thanks to numerous pictures.
The new MacBook Pro gets a 5 out of 10 rating on the iFixit repair scale. While users can swap many components independently, including the trackpad, MagSafe connector, fingerprint sensor, and battery, repairs take a long time due to a plethora of disparate screws and stubborn glue under the battery, while software locks are common even after a battery swap require calibration.
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