Apple products are known to be hard or almost impossible to repair, with almost all of them getting a repairability score of 1 or 2 out of 10 in iFixit’s teardown. The 2019 Mac Pro, however, has turned out to be an exception.
iFixit notes that Apple has designed the 2019 Mac Pro in such a way that some key modules like RAM and PCIe cards can be removed and replaced without even using a single screwdriver. The “Lego-style” approach is further helped by Apple labeling all the internals. Surprisingly, even the 1600W power supply is easy to remove and is held in place by a single T8 Torx screw. The SSD is also user-removable, though the presence of a T2 chip means that it cannot be manually replaced by the user.
To make repairs easier, Apple has also provided user manuals with detailed instructions on how to carry out such a process.
Apple has put a lot of thought and effort into designing the internals of the 2019 Mac Pro. Unlike traditional computers, the use of physical wires inside the machine is kept at a bare minimum. Almost all the components inside are also modular in nature making repair and upgrades an easy process. Apple also uses only 3 “pull” fans at the front to cool all the components inside the Mac Pro which is a rarity for such a massive and powerful computer.
Below is a look at the massive heatsink that cools the Intel CPU of the Mac Pro.
No wonder then that iFixit calls the 2019 Mac Pro a “Fixmas miracle: beautiful, amazingly well put together, and a masterclass in repairability.” It also calls the Mac Pro the most repairability Apple product in recent memory and gives it a repairability score of 9 out of 10. The one point was deducted for using a proprietary SSD.
The 2019 Mac Pro is truly a revolutionary product from Apple. Not only does it offer an insane amount of horsepower, it does so in a package that is superior to almost anything else in the market. The easy repair and upgradability of the machine is going to make the 2019 Mac Pro a favorite among prosumers and professionals with a demanding workload.
Oh, and just in case you were wondering, no you cannot grate cheese on the 2019 Mac Pro.[Via iFixit]