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iFixit teardowns reveal new iMac and Magic accessories are hard to repair

Caitlin McGarry | Oct. 19, 2015
Get a peek inside Apple's latest devices, which are held together with tons of glue.

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The Magic Trackpad 2 has a Taptic Engine, similar to the 12-inch MacBook trackpad. Credit: iFixit

Then there’s the $129 Magic Trackpad, which brings Force Touch to your iMac. The trackpad is much larger than the last-gen version, released five years ago, but gives you the ability to Force Click—a harder gesture than a normal click—to reveal layers of options. iFixit found that the Magic Trackpad 2 has the same Taptic Engine that the Retina MacBook and MacBook Pro do, so the experience will be the same. The trackpad also has a giant battery, nearly iPhone 6s Plus-sized at 2024 mAh, to the iPhone’s 2750 mAh battery.

iFixit’s teardowns reveal that Apple’s latest iMac accessories are huge upgrades from their predecessors, which hadn’t been refreshed in quite some time, but they aren’t easy to fix on your own if you need to.

 

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