John Siracusa on the new MacBook

In ATP episode 108, John Siracusa is on fire regarding the new MacBook’s layered battery.

Listen from 47:30 to 48:35:

You know what else would give you more room for battery, Phil? Stop tapering the damn thing! It’s barely tapered as it is, you’re just torturing yourself. It’s barely a wedge, all you are doing is making your own life worse. If you made this thing the same thickness from front to back, think of how much more battery... it’s not like an insignificant amount of battery. The batteries inside of this are so slim and so skinny and so tiny, that not tapering it could give you like 30-40% more battery!