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Teardown: Inside Apple MacBook Pro

Our colleagues at UBM TechInsights did a partial teardown of the new MacBook Pro from Apple. We have the pictures. The disassembled unit appears to be the $2799 configuration of the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina screen. TechInsights did a separate teardown of the solid state drive (SSD) in the MacBook Pro, including x-ray images.
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Finally, the wireless module, with the cover removed:

  • Broadcom BCM4331 single-chip 802.11n dual-band wireless solution (big chip in the middle).
  • Broadcom BCM20702 single-chip Bluetooth 4.0 HCI solution with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) support (smaller chip to the left of the 802.11 chip).

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