It took iFixit two days to separate the casing from the battery in its MacBook Pro with Retina teardown. "After
a lot of elbow grease, we were finally able to get them apart but punctured the battery, leaking hazardous goo all
over," he says.
(Check out outdoor survivalist Bear Grylls showing how to start a fire by
sticking the point of a knife into a cell phone's lithium battery.)
It remains to be seen whether or not Apple reverses course again. The iFixit crew, though, isn't holding its
breath. Apple has made it harder to extend the life of its products, essentially choosing green cash over the green
"Apple plans for obsolescence," Wiens says.
Tom Kaneshige covers Apple and Consumerization of
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