Hey, so guess what? We took apart the new-for-2014, $100-cheaper MacBook Airs, and found almost nothing new inside.
Our spudgers get misty anytime a new device ends up on the teardown table, but this Air iteration was too uninteresting to warrant a full-blown (or even a half-blown) teardown. The sole change between last year’s and this year’s models: the 100MHz-faster processors—lovely Haswell units labeled SRT16T.
The new Airs are pretty much the same computers as the 2013 models, with the same meh (4 out of 10) repairability. But we didn’t rest on our laurels: we figured we’d create a full set of guides for each. So, that’s exactly what we did:
Word on the street is that a 12” MacBook Air might be coming. We’ll be here with our spudgers sharpened—same iFixit time, same iFixit channel.