M2 MacBook Air teardown reveals accelerometer, minimal heat management

The M2 MacBook Air has been arriving to those who pre-ordered it over the past few days, and repair supplies vendor iFixit is among those who received a unit. If you’ve been tracking iFixit’s work after other Apple launches over the past several years, you know what that means: teardown time.

Like the 24-inch iMac before it, the MacBook Air is mostly full of… a lot of empty space. The battery dominates the device’s interior, but beyond that, we’re mostly just looking at mechanisms for the trackpad, keyboard, and a small logic board.

The teardown revealed thermal paste and graphite tape, but no active cooling and not even a heat spreader. iFixit notes that the machine will likely run hot, which we found in our throttling tests.

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