Seeing inside the new Apple devices is almost a tradition. This time it was the turn of the new MacBook Air M2. A computer that brings some design changes inside and a couple of surprises that we did not expect.
New battery holder and an accelerometer?
The redesign of the MacBook Air goes beyond what we see from the outside. They show us that from iFixit, where they have discovered, in addition to the new M2, several new components. Components such as a controller for Thunderbolt 3 designed by Apple itself instead of Intela Wi-Fi and Bluetooth chip, not UWB, made by USI and… an accelerometer.
Although we are clear about what we use the accelerometers present in our iPad, iPhone or Apple Watch, the Stability function when walking is proof of it, for now we are completely unaware why Apple has added this component to a Mac.
Another interesting surprise is that no heat sink found. A heat sink, simplifying a bit, is a kind of metal bar that is specially conductive of heat that is in contact with the computer chip to take away part of the heat generated and dissipate it. Normally, this heatsink is close to the fans, but the MacBook Air does not use them, which explains, in part, its absence. Something, it must be said, that brings the MacBook Air very close to the thermal design of an iPad.
In addition to handles to remove the adhesive that holds the battery in place, the MacBook Air has the modular ports, without glue, while the M2 chip is directly soldered to the board. A device that has undergone a very interesting redesign and that, as we can see, hides the occasional surprise.