Revealed: The AMAZING technology behind Apple’s $1299 Retina MacBooks – a lot of glue

… • Revealed: The AMAZING technology behind Apple’s $1299 Retina MacBooks – a lot of glue

…The Cupertino giant has done just about everything in its power to render the new Retina MacBooks impossible to open and fix. This is according to DIY site iFixIt, which has published an extensive teardown report on the latest OS X laptop, which starts from US$1299.

…The dissection found that the MacBook Retina relied on the unsavory combination of proprietary screws, glued-in components and hardware soldered directly onto the board, making the notebook all but impossible to tinker with.

…If that wasn’t bad enough, iFixIt found that Apple is once again relying heavily on adhesives to hold the notebook together.

…The site has been a vocal critic of Apple’s policies towards third-party repair shops and DIY enthusiasts, arguing that the hard-to-access models discourage users from upgrading their systems and help contribute to waste by forcing old or damaged kit to be thrown out.

…Hyperconverged systems are an emerging breed of solutions that natively collapse core storage, compute, and storage networking functions into a single software solution or appliance.

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