The new MacBook Pro with Retina display brings more changes than just the processor and a price break. Apple has refined its internal design and made some changes to reduce costs. The images below show technical drawings of the new component layout on both the 13-inch and 15-inch models.
Although we thought the new MacBook Pro introduced by Apple last Wednesday only featured a new processor and lower prices, you were wrong. Although Cupertino didn’t tell us anything, through 9to5Mac and some internal repair manuals, we learned that the interior of the MacBook Pro with Retina display (early 2013) has undergone significant changes in its guts .
According to this repair guide, of which has only been filtered for the 13 and 15 inch model , changes have been made to the connections on the SSD, the motherboard, and even the bottom cover. It is not very clear why these components have been changed, but we could think of a more refined design which in turn reduces production costs.
It’s pretty strange to see Apple making internal changes to its products without changing generations. In other words, MacBook Pro has remained virtually unchanged inside since it was introduced in 2009 , where only the processor and the layout of some elements of the motherboard have changed when graphics cards or connections have been changed.
However, also is the first time that a product drops dramatically in price instead of staying the same , so it is very logical that those of Cupertino have managed to purify the manufacturing processes to improve the reliability of the equipment, and in turn reduce production costs. This is a welcome development considering that Macs have become quite expensive in recent years.
In previous years, Californians used to plant a base price when a new generation came along, and in later revisions the components were updated, but always maintaining the prices .