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iFixit's 2019 MacBook Pro Teardown Reveals Apple Made 'Subtle' Changes To Its Butterfly Keyboard

When Apple unveiled the new 2019 MacBook Pro models, it said it made improvements on their Butterfly keyboards with 'new materials.' It didn't elaborate on that, but iFixit's teardown has gotten to the bottom of things.

Apple May 27, 2019

Samsung Requests iFixit To Pull Its Galaxy Fold Teardown

iFixit's Galaxy Fold teardown has been taken down at the request of Samsung. There's no telling why the smartphone maker did this, but because of it, the device is possibly becoming an even hotter topic than before.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 25, 2019

Samsung Galaxy Fold's 'Overwhelming Fragility' Put In The Spotlight In iFixit Teardown

iFixit's teardown of the Samsung Galaxy Fold puts a spotlight on the device's 'overwhelming fragility.' While the hinge itself is sturdy, it doesn't have any ingress protection, which could lead to debris damaging the device from the inside.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 25, 2019

AirPods 2 iFixit Teardown Reveals They’re Impossible To Repair

iFixit just gave the new AirPods a zero out of 10 rating for repairability, noting that it’s impossible to fix. If it breaks, good luck getting it repaired.

Apple March 30, 2019

Don't Break Your Samsung Galaxy S10: iFixit Teardown Reveals It's A Pain To Repair

Samsung recently announced the Galaxy S10 lineup, and it was only a matter of time before it came into the hands of iFixit. After going through the company's teardown, it unfortunately scored a 3 out of 10 on the repairability scale.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 7, 2019

OnePlus 6 Is Water-Resistant After All, But Don't Push It

The OnePlus 6 launched earlier this month with top specs, but no IP rating for dust and water resistance. Nevertheless, iFixit's OnePlus 6 teardown reveals that it's tougher than it seems.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 29, 2018

Don't Break Your Huawei P20 Pro: Teardown Reveals It's A Nightmare To Repair

You might want to be careful when you're using your Huawei P20 Pro. A teardown by iFixit found that Huawei's latest offering is incredibly difficult to repair.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 11, 2018

Samsung Galaxy S9 Teardown: How Hard Will It Be To Repair?

The Samsung Galaxy S9 resembles its predecessor not only in design, but also in repairability. iFixit's teardown reveals a poor repairability score, which means it will be tough to fix if it gets damaged.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 14, 2018

Apple Offers $29 iPhone Battery Replacements, But What If You Don't Qualify? iFixit Has An Alternative

Apple dropped the price of iPhone battery replacements to just $29 to make up for its throttling, but the program only covers iPhone 6 or newer models. For older generations, however, iFixit comes to the rescue.

Apple January 3, 2018

Pixel 2 XL Teardown Reveals Magic Behind Squeezable Sides, Gives Closer Look At The Pixel Visual Core

iFixit has published its Pixel 2 XL teardown, revealing how Active Edge works. More than that, it also provides a closer look at the phone's hidden image processor called the Pixel Visual Core.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 20, 2017

iPhone 8 Teardown Complete: Here Are The Most Important Things That We Learned

iFixit has completed the latest installment of its teardown series, this time on the iPhone 8. Here are the most important things we learned about the new Apple smartphone, including its repairability.

Apple September 23, 2017

iFixit Teardown Reveals Samsung Galaxy Note FE And Note 7 Are Practically The Same Except For The Battery

iFixit's Samsung Galaxy Note FE teardown has made it clear: The refurbished Galaxy Note 7 is practically the same as the original, except for a smaller battery.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 13, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 Teardown Reveals It's A Nightmare To Repair: 4/10 On The iFixit Repairability Scale

The Samsung Galaxy S8 got the iFixit teardown treatment and it's not a pretty sight. As sleek and powerful as it is, the Galaxy S8 will be quite a nightmare to repair with a 4 out of 10 score on iFixit's repairability scale.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 20, 2017

New Apple iPad Display Is 44 Percent Brighter Than First-Gen iPad Air

iFixit dismantled the new 9.7-inch iPad to check the overall repairability of the device. During the teardown, it was confirmed that the new tablet’s display is significantly brighter than the first-gen iPad Air.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 31, 2017

Nintendo Switch Teardown Brings Good News: It's Easy To Repair [Video]

The Nintendo Switch portable console got the teardown treatment from iFixit, revealing its inner workings and components. The teardown reveals a beefy battery, an impressive cooling system, and a great repairability score, so here's the deal.

Gadgets March 5, 2017

Apple Watch Series 2 Teardown Shows The Guts Of The watchOS 3 Wearable: Bigger Battery, Second Mic

iFixit has turned to the new Apple Watch Series 2 for its latest teardown effort. Inside the newest iteration of the Apple smartwatch is a beefed up battery and a much stronger adhesive for improved water resistance, among other things.

Gadgets September 19, 2016

iPhone 7 Plus Teardown Shows 2,900 mAh Battery And Why Apple Removed Headphone Jack And More

iFixit began tearing the iPhone 7 Plus down days before preordered devices begin shipping. Notable discoveries include the Taptic Feedback module that took the 3.5 mm audio jack's space, bigger battery and the nuts and bolts behind the device's camera system.

Apple September 16, 2016

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Teardown Reveals Many Modular Components, But Repairs Will Not Be Easy Due To Crackable Glass

iFixit carried out a teardown on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to get a glimpse of the device's insides and assess how easy it is to conduct self-repairs. The smartphone scored only 4 points out of 10 for repairability.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 20, 2016

Huawei P9 Teardown: Attack Of The iPhone Clone?

IFixit decided to tear down the Huawei P9, deemed as an iPhone clone. Here is what can be found inside this brand-new Huawei handset.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 7, 2016

Amazon Echo Dot And Echo Tap Teardown: iFixit Shows What's Inside

Amazon Tap and Amazon Echo Dot went through the iFixit teardown and the results are rather optimistic. The two devices scored differently in repairability rating, but only by a small margin.

Smart Home April 23, 2016

LG G5 iFixit Teardown Reveals Modular Components That Make Parts Replacement Easy And Cheap

iFixIt conducted a teardown of the LG G5 and suggests that the modular design of the phone makes it easier to repair. However, the modular design makes the LG G5 slightly chunkier than the LG G4.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 7, 2016

9.7-Inch iPad Pro iFixit Teardown: This Is Madness

Apple packed its recent 9.7-inch iPad Pro with powerful specs and useful features, but cramming all of that into a tiny device comes with caveats. The hardware gurus at iFixit tore down the tablet and the results are not pretty.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 5, 2016

Can The iPhone SE Survive A Water Test? Here's What Happened

On one end of the Internet, people have been water-testing the iPhone SE. And on the other end, some of the usual suspects have been tearing the handset down.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 2, 2016

iFixit Oculus Rift Teardown Reveals Beautiful Innards Of VR Headset And Good Repairability Score

The iFixit team has published a teardwon of the Oculus Rift CV1. The teardown shows that this VR headset has beautiful innards and good repairability score.

Wearable Tech April 1, 2016

Samsung Galaxy S7 Teardown Reveals It Is Not That Easy To Repair: If You Own One, Don't Break The Glass

iFixit did a teardown on Samsung's Galaxy S7 to see how easy it is to repair and to learn more about the device's liquid cooling system. How well does the smartphone score in terms of repairability?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 9, 2016

iPad Pro Smart Keyboard iFixit Teardown Reveals It's Even Worse Than The Apple Pencil: Unrepairable

The Apple Smart Keyboard for the iPad Pro is well made, but should it break, do not expect to fix it yourself or fix it all. The iFixit guys gave it a zero out of 10 for repairability.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 26, 2015

Sony Xperia Z5 Teardown Guide: Complex, But Doable [Video]

iFixit hosted a teardown of Sony’s flagship, the Xperia Z5. The handset was pretty hard to open, but the proper tools and a load of patience did the job. Let’s see what Xperia Z5 showed on the inside.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 10, 2015

Surface Book iFixit Teardown Shows Microsoft’s Next Big Thing Is Practically Unrepairable

A step-by-step teardown of the Microsoft Surface Book shows how repairing it could be next to impossible. With its fused peripherals and glued components, the Surface Book was given a repairability score of 1 out of 10.

Computers November 5, 2015

Nexus 6P iFixit Teardown Reveals Awful Repairability Score: Why Is It So Tough To Repair?

iFixit got a chance to rip apart the Google Nexus 6P produced by Huawei and the process was troublesome. The handset scored extremely low on the repairability scale, but there was an upside to that.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 30, 2015

Surface Pro 4 iFixit Teardown Reveals Fanless Core m3 Design, Smaller Battery And Low Repairability

When the Surface Pro 4 started to ship, iFixit was quick in doing the teardown. The Surface Pro 4 iFixit teardown has revealed a slew of interesting discoveries, including a fanless Core m3 design, smaller battery and low repairability.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 27, 2015

Nexus 5X iFixit Teardown Reveals Quick Charge Chip And A Soldered USB Type-C Connector

iFixit's teardown has shown off Google's Nexus 5X is pretty easy to repair. The teardown has also revealed this Google's Nexus device includes a Qualcomm Quick Charge chip.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 23, 2015

Apple Swings Ban Hammer On iFixit App Following Teardown Of Pre-Release Apple TV

You might have noticed that there’s no longer an iFixit app in the Apple App Store. Not long ago, the repair website tore down the Apple TV and Siri Remote.

Gadgets October 2, 2015

iFixit Teardown Reveals iPhone 6s Has Smaller 1,715 mAh Battery, Is Relatively Easy To Repair

iFixit's first iPhone 6s teardown revealed a smaller battery and a slightly reworked internal layout.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 27, 2015

iFixit Teardown on iPad Mini 4: Just A Smaller iPad Air 2 With A Few Surprises

iFixit's teardown of the iPad Mini 4 reaffirms Apple's claims of the device being a smaller variant of the iPad Air 2, but the tablet packs in a few surprises in its folds, such as an altered component layout.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 18, 2015

iFixit's OnePlus 2 Teardown Reveals The Flagship Killer Is Easy To Repair

The folks over at iFixit have already taken apart the OnePlus 2 and found that it's fairly easy to repair. The OnePlus 2 teardown reveals notable progress compared to the OnePlus One and the new 'flagship killer' got a 7 out of 10 repairability score.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 15, 2015

iFixit Teardown Of New iPod Touch Confirms Why It's 'The Best iPod Touch Yet'

Apple updated its iPod Touch line with the release of a new version of the device. iFixit performed a Teardown on the iPod Touch 6th Generation to see why its "the best iPod Touch yet."

Gadgets July 18, 2015

iFixit Dissects GoPro Hero4 Session To Reveal Its Innards And Show That You Can't Repair It

iFixit's teardown of the Hero4 Session revealed several setbacks along the way and as a result the waterproof action cam, scored a measly 1 out of 10

Gadgets July 18, 2015

LG G4 iFixit Teardown Shows Components That Are Really Easy To Replace

iFixit's latest teardown of the LG G4 reveals that the flagship Android smartphone from the South Korean company is easy to repair. The LG G4 scored 8 out 10 in the repairability stakes.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 9, 2015

LG Watch Urbane iFixit Teardown Reveals Battery Replacement Can Be Done Pretty Quickly

The LG Watch Urbane is the latest subject of iFixit's Teardown feature. Disassembling the smartwatch revealed that the battery is easy to replace, but the display, not as much.

Wearable Tech May 6, 2015

iFixit Apple Watch Sport Tear Down: Dissection Reveals Battery, Taptic Engine, And More

The iFixit team has conducted a teardown on the Apple Watch Sport, providing the first look into the device's components.

Wearable Tech April 25, 2015

Broken Apple iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy S6, Or HTC One M9: Which Is Easiest To Repair?

For the current flagship smartphones Apple iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9, self-repair website iFixit carried out teardowns to see how easy it is to disassemble and repair the devices.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 4, 2015

iFixit HTC One M9 Teardown Reveals It Can Give You A Headache: Here's Why

Teardown results show exactly why HTC now offers the Uh Oh protection program.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 4, 2015

iFixit MacBook 2015 Teardown Gives You Good Reason To Choose 13-Inch Version Over 11-Inch Laptop

iFixit's teardowns, which dismantle devices to study their components and assess self-repair difficulties, revealed that the refreshed Apple 13-inch MacBook Air has an advantage over its similarly updated 11-inch version.

Computers March 12, 2015

Dell XPS 13 iFixit Teardown Reveals Innards of Potential MacBook Air Killer

Inside the XPS 13, Dell's answer to the MacBook Air.

Geek February 16, 2015

New Apple iMac with 5K Retina display gets iFixit teardown treatment

The new 27" iMac with Retina boast a display that surpasses most HDTV's on the market today. Inside the machine, the iMac is virtually identical to previous year's model, making it a mid-range repair job for the adept DIY-er.

Geek October 21, 2014

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