Teardown of M1-powered MacBook Air and Pro shows very little has changed

The new M1-powered MacBooks promise a computing revolution, but it seems that said revolution is entirely concentrated into the M1 chip. The rest of the laptop is more or less the same.

iFixit took apart the new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro and put them side by side with the Intel-powered models that they replace. And, well, see for yourself, you’d be hard pressed to say what has changed. Even the fan in the Pro is the exact same component.

MacBook Pro: Intel (left) • M1 (right)

Why is it much quieter than the Intel version then? Simple, the Apple M1 is so efficient it barely…