MacBook Air 13″ Mid 2011 Teardown

Such a great teardown.

An aside: I initially thought that the then-rumoured MacBook Air would not carry that name to production, as it seemed like a stupid name at the time. It didn’t fit with Apple’s naming philosophy at the time. Now, though, I’ve changed my mind. It’s a great name that really emphasises two aspects of the product: it’s very light and thin, and it gets much of its content over the air, with no ethernet port, nor an optical drive. It also ties into Apple’s AirPort line.