The March 2015 update of Apple's 13" MacBook Air features fifth generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, resulting in slightly increased performance and battery life.

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Can MBA screen be replaced with Retina 13" screen?


I think MBA 13 is a perfect laptop in almost every way. It is fast enough, light enough, with enough time port and great keyboard for almost 80% of tasks. However, Apple intentionally has not updated the screen to sell their crappier more expensive MacBook.

So, question is, could one take a screen off MacBook Pro 13 2015 Retina display and put it on MBA 13? They have the same aspect ratio and size and technically it should be possible but I'm sure Apple doesn't make it easy.

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What's the limiting factor? Fitment or firmware or both?


The pinout is a different layout between screens, and both use different types of signals


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Not possible. Only screen assemblies which will work on your model are 2013-2015 MBA 13"

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