The site notes that not much has changed save for MacBook owners getting the more-responsive, second-gen butterfly key switches.
Retina MacBook 2017 and MacBook Pro 2017 Teardown Highlights:
● The keyboard trigger looks like a more classic switch this go-around. The plastic butterfly mechanism appears to have thinned out to accommodate the new switch form factor. The keystroke and travel feel about the same to us, so perhaps the real change is reinforcement for repeated use.
● While not really a mechanical change, the control and option keys got some new ink. They now mark keyboard shortcuts rather than translating for PC users.
● The Touch Bar continues to add a second screen to damage, and we still haven’t figured out a way to remove it safely. We’ll keep trying, though.
● Both Macs scored a 1 out of 10 on our repairability scale (10 is the easiest to repair). In both units, the processor, RAM, and flash memory are still soldered to the logic board. The battery assemblies are still entirely, and very solidly, glued into the case, thus complicating replacement.
Hit the links below to check out the full teardowns...
[12-inch MacBook Teardown] [13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar Teardown]