Sometimes, in the tech world and in general life, progress means giving up things we actually quite liked about products. For example, user-replaceable batteries in Apple8217;s laptops. Remember those?
Thanks to internal reengineering that has allowed the company to create slimmer-and-lighter designs, we now have to go to visit the Apple Store every time we need a new battery. In the case of Apple8217;s new MacBook Air, that process was tricky even for the company8217;s Geniuses. Previously it required the company to remove and replace the entire top of the keyboard.
However, Apple has now developed a new solution that enables authorised service providers to remove the glue from inside the frame, making it possible to attach a new battery without wasting the keyboard topper. The word comes from MacRumors who noted the change within Apple8217;s internal service guide for the new MacBook Pro.
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The chassis for the device is now made with 100% recycled aluminium, while there8217;s 35% more recycled plastic in components like the speakers, and all of the tin in the motherboard is recycled too. Whether Apple has made the battery move with environmental friendliness in mind remains to be seen, but it certainly doesn8217;t hurt the company8217;s claims that this is the greenest Mac ever.
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