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Sony may not ship the PlayStation 4 to North American stores for days, but we already know what it looks like on the inside thanks to one of Sony's occasional in-house teardowns. In photos and a video for Wired, engineering lead Yashuhiro Ootori dissects a retail console down to its motherboard; h...

November 7th 2013 at 9:40am 0 Comments
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There are few things worse than doing a full product teardown, only to find that, well, you're not likely to get that thing back in one piece anytime soon. By all accounts, however, it was pretty smooth sailing for the folks at iFixit when they took the new Nexus 5 to the surgical whitebox (one ut...

November 5th 2013 at 9:29am 0 Comments
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Sales of the iPad Air kicked off today, which means it is time for another iFixit teardown analysis. Right on schedule, the repair shop has divulged all the secrets contained inside Apple's latest tablet device. The iPad Air sports stereo speakers, 1 GB of DDR3 SDRAM and a pair of Broadcom Touch...

November 1st 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Apple's new lighter and thinner full-sized iPad has only just embarked on its world tour and already the intrepid teardown specialists at iFixit have had the thing in pieces. So, what's the verdict? Like its older sibling, the iPad mini, the iPad Air didn't perform too well on the repairability sc...

November 1st 2013 at 5:46am 0 Comments
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It's only been a couple of days since Apple released its shiny new MacBook Pros and iFixit has already torn them apart, in more ways than one. Just like its older sibling, the new 13-inch Retina notebook didn't perform that well on the repairability scale, scoring a one out of 10 -- dropping one p...

October 25th 2013 at 5:45am 0 Comments
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iFixit wasn't a fan of the original Surface Pro's poor serviceability, and its opinion isn't changing much with the Surface Pro 2. The fix-it-yourself shop has rated Microsoft's newest tablet a 1 out of 10 for repairability after finding that many of the previous model's challenges still exist. Th...

October 23rd 2013 at 9:41am 0 Comments
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Google's Gmail app for Android has remained an ad-free sanctuary, but code uncovered by Android Police in an APK teardown of the application's latest version hints that circumstances might change. Buried within the the program is a new library called "ads," along with messages, functions and class...

September 30th 2013 at 12:35am 0 Comments
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iFixit did their patented (well, the process should be patented) teardowns of a pair of brand-new iMacs and as usual, the team of technicians has found some unexpected surprises. In a quest to find out just how repairable the new iMacs are, iFixit opened up both the 21.5- and 27-inch models to se...

September 25th 2013 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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iFixit is quick to get their hands on the iPhone 5s and start to tear that beautiful piece of hardware down to its screws and rails. This time around, iFixit is not the first to crack open the iPhone 5s. Australian iPhone repair company iExperts can claim that honor as it already showcased the inn...

September 19th 2013 at 10:30pm 0 Comments