iFixit disassembled Apple's new M1 Max Mac Studio, giving us a first glimpse at the components inside the machine. This is not a traditional, more detailed teardown from iFixit, but it does give a few interesting details about the Mac Studio.

iFixit said that if Apple squeezed a Mac Pro into a Mac mini, it would look a lot like the new one.

iFixit found a spare slot, but it is not clear if the Mac Studio can be upgraded. The swaps of drives of the same capacity worked.

Time to find out if this modular storage is actually upgradeable. After a lot of testing, some of it interrupted by Apple's server issues, we actually have some definitive answers. We popped this stick into another base model Mac Studio's empty slot, but Configurator kept giving us DFU restore errors. No matter the configuration, we haven't gotten two base model drives to boot in a single machine.

However, when we swapped the spare Studio's drive for the one in the teardown unit and used Configurator to do a DFU restore, it worked. Storage swaps are possible, at least between two drives of the same size, but jury's still out on upgrades.

It is not possible to upgrade the memory of the Mac Studio after purchase because it is built-in.

The M1 Max features a massive heatsink with a dual-fan assembly, and the fans are larger than other Mac fans. The site said that the M1 dwarfs the heatsink by more than six times its weight.

iFixit was not pleased with the heat management system and the internals of the mac studio iFixit gave the mac studio a score of 6 out of 10. It is a worthy successor to the Mac mini, but is not ready for the pros, according to the site.

iFixit took a quick look at the internals of the studio display and they looked a lot like an iMac. iFixit didn't have much to say about the Studio Display at this time, as a more in-depth teardown is coming in the near future, but the camera in the Studio Display is similar to the one in the iPhone 11.