Other World Computing
Feature Graphic
The Apple Watch
Feature Graphic
Switching to iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Watch Role Playing, Over-Under + More
Feature Graphic
iPhone 6/6+, Hot Thighs and Tights Pants, What's Wrong with iPhone Lines
Feature Graphic
How to get photos on to iOS 8 iCloud Photo Library
Feature Graphic
iPhone pre-orders, iOS 8, Tim Cook Interview + More
IGM Logo

| Home | Contact | Advertising | Search | Submit


MacBook Pro Unibody battery actually is sort of removable



By

ifixit did their thing to the just now shipping MacBook Pro 17" Unibody laptop. As announced, the laptop's battery isn't removable. ifixit pulled all of its bits apart, and discovered the laptop battery is surprisingly accessible.

Apple announced that a battery replacement, if ever needed, must be done by Apple for a $180 charge. This news was a bit of a downer to some Mac aficionados. Apple promises better performance and lifespan on the design, a removable battery is still a nice comfort. Even if just as a backup battery if the new unit doesn't live up to average user's needs.

Fear not says ifixit. At least on the subject of a fading battery. Using some Operation skills, plus ifixit's guide, users have an option over Apple service. Certainly removing the battery will negatively affect the warranty, but if you really want to, there is a window for future upgrades. The big question is how much an after market battery cost? Likely it will be pricey, but probably not $180 pricey.


Trans Intl

Spacer

Connect with Insanely Great Mac


spacer

Recent Articles

- Report: The how, the where, and the when for the Apple Watch ordering
- Apple retail tracking site ifoapplestore calls it quits
- Session with Becoming Steve Jobs authors available on iTunes
- MacBook's USB-C Connector, Meerkat, Super Troopers, + More
- TED comes to Apple TV
- Agile Bits on passwords and security theater
- Fitbit to add multiple tracker support
- Report: Major Apple TV update, app store expected
- ABC News gets tour of Apple health and fitness lab
- Haptic touchpad on new MacBook Pro
- Tim Cook on internal collaboration and the customer experience
- Report: Apple TV subscription service expected this fall
- Want to live above an Apple Store?
- New movie: Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine
- Confusion over the MacBook's USB-C port
- Podcast: The Apple Watch
- Griffen WatchStand announced for Apple Watch
- Waterfield Designs Time Travel case for the Apple Watch
- The Apple Watch
- New MacBook comes in smaller, lighter than MacBook Air
- HBO Now official announced for Apple devices
- Reserve Strap battery backup for Apple Watch
- Podcast: Switching to iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Watch Role Playing, Over-Under + More
- New Steve Jobs book announced
- Apple promotes iPhone 6 photo gallery


Browse and search for more articles

Insanely Great Mac Logo

IGM Specials

Mercury Extreme SSD
60GB - $47
120GB - $67
240GB - $134

480GB - $245

960GB - $619

iMac RAM
8GB Kit - $97
16GB Kit - $195
32GB Kit - $394

External Storage
500 GB - $129.99
1 TB RAID - $219.99
Mobile RAID - $190

Power2U AC/USB Wall Outlet - $15

Thunderbolt 2 PCIe Expansion - $189

Thunderbolt 2 HDD Enclosure - $299

MacBook Pro RAM
16GB Kit - $148
21GB Kit - $288


Trans Intl

Trans Intl





Home

About

Advertising

Search

Copyright 1995-2015 Insanely Great Mac. All rights reserved.
Privacy Statment | Terms of Service | Editorial Policy