iFixit archive

  • iFixit takes apart Google’s Project Tango and reveals prototype's 3D tech
    Phones

    iFixit takes apart Google’s Project Tango and reveals prototype's 3D tech

    By 16 April 2014

    Google's Project Tango recently went under the knife and subsequently revealed a few goodies hidden inside of its white shell. Teardown website iFixit has dissected the prototype device and assigned it a repairability score of 9 out of 10 (10 being the...

  • HTC One (M8) teardown reveals how hard the aluminium handset will be to repair
    Phones

    HTC One (M8) teardown reveals how hard the aluminium handset will be to repair

    By 26 March 2014

    There's no doubt about it, the HTC One (M8) is a well-made, sturdy and, in our opinion, beautiful smartphone. However, iFixit has found that it will be a bugger to repair. It has achieved a repairability score of just two out of 10 on the technical teardown...

  • iFixit creates great 80s Macintosh 128K teardown video for Mac's 30th anniversary
    Laptops

    iFixit creates great 80s Macintosh 128K teardown video for Mac's 30th anniversary

    By 24 January 2014

    With every big new hardware release you can bet the iFixit team are all over it like grannies at a buffet. But what about the long lost gadgetry? And more specifically, what about the 1984 Macintosh 128K that started the whole line-up of Apple computers...

  • Apple's new Mac Pro is easy to take apart and fix, says iFixit
    Laptops

    Apple's new Mac Pro is easy to take apart and fix, says iFixit

    By 31 December 2013

    The new, cylindrical Mac Pro has landed on the operating table at iFixit, where the teardown surgeons have just awarded a final repairability score. Apple doesn't want you to take apart and replace components in its products. This is a fact of life, really....

  • Nexus 5 gets iFixit teardown: Scores impressive 8 out of 10 repairability rating
    Phones

    Nexus 5 gets iFixit teardown: Scores impressive 8 out of 10 repairability rating

    By 5 November 2013

    Good old iFixit, the bods who like to tear gadgets apart, have given Google's Nexus 5 its dismantling treatment. And the results are impressive. Marked on a score out of ten the iFixit team gave the Nexus 5 an 8, meaning it's actually relatively easy...

  • You're next iPhone 5C: Apple's plastic iPhone lands on iFixit's operating table
    Phones

    You're next iPhone 5C: Apple's plastic iPhone lands on iFixit's operating table

    By 20 September 2013

    Wasting no time at all, iFixit has surgically disassembled Apple's polycarbonate-backed iPhone 5C to determine a repairability score and get a close look at internal parts. The teardown website took apart a blue model iPhone 5C, first noting that it had...

  • iPhone 5S gets the iFixit teardown treatment, is there real gold inside?
    Phones

    iPhone 5S gets the iFixit teardown treatment, is there real gold inside?

    By 20 September 2013

    iFixit has begun the ritual teardown of the iPhone 5S, just as the handset has gone on sale in Australia. The team travelled 17 hours to the country to get the iPhone 5s early. This will be the first time we've seen the inside of the device clearly,...

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 teardown reveals repairability ease
    Phones

    Samsung Galaxy S4 teardown reveals repairability ease

    By 27 April 2013

    The fine folk at iFixit have given the brand-spankin' new Galaxy S4 the teardown treatment, spilling its innards for all to see. Not surprisingly, Samsung has made the Galaxy S4 relatively easy to repair. Not much should stand in your way if you find...

  • New iPad goes on sale
    Tablets

    New iPad goes on sale

    By 16 March 2012

    The new iPad has gone on sale in the UK with hundreds queuing and thousands ordering online as Apple fans looked to embrace Apple's new tablet. The model, dubbed the "new iPad", adds a new high-res screen, faster processor and, for American customers,...

  • iPhone 4S ripped apart on launch day
    Phones

    iPhone 4S ripped apart on launch day

    By 14 October 2011

    You might be waiting for your iPhone 4S to arrive, but the chaps at iFixit.com have decided just to rip theirs open and see what’s inside so you don’t have to. So what’s inside? 512MB of DDR2 RAM, an updated Qualcomm MDM6610 chip and 16GB of NAND...

  • New iMac gets the iFixit teardown treatment
    Online

    New iMac gets the iFixit teardown treatment

    By 4 May 2011

    It was only a matter of time before the chaps at iFixit got their screwdrivers in hand in order to pull off another teardown of a just-released gadget - this time it's the turn of the new Apple iMac complete with Thunderbolt and Sandy Bridge technology....

  • iPad 2 gets the teardown treatment....twice
    Tablets

    iPad 2 gets the teardown treatment....twice

    By 14 March 2011

    You just knew that the fellows over at iFixit would be taking their brand spanking new iPad 2 apart, rather than having a quick bash of Cut the Rope on it - but, for once, they weren't the only chaps taking a new device apart for all the world to see....

  • Nintendo 3DS dissected like a dead frog
    Gaming

    Nintendo 3DS dissected like a dead frog

    By 3 March 2011

    Ever wondered what the inside of a games console that is capable of letting you play 3D games looks like? Thought you had, and so did the chaps at iFixit who’ve been busy once again, taking apart the latest and greatest gadgets so we don’t have to....

  • MacBook Pro 2011 receives teardown treatment
    Laptops

    MacBook Pro 2011 receives teardown treatment

    By 25 February 2011

    Just a day after the all-new Apple MacBook Pro goes on sale iFixit has already been hard at work - hammers in hand - taking apart Apple's latest high-end laptop. Available in 13-, 15- and 17-inch screen sizes, as well as a whole host of spec boosts, the...

  • Verizon iPhone teardown hints at dualmode iPhone 5
    Phones

    Verizon iPhone teardown hints at dualmode iPhone 5

    By 8 February 2011

    Verizon may have announced that it has had to cease online orders of the iPhone 4 to its existing customers after a record of first day of sales, but that hasn't stopped teardown champion iFixit from nabbing one. And, rather than sticking it on eBay for...

  • Google Nexus S teardown treatment
    Phones

    Google Nexus S teardown treatment

    By 17 December 2010

    Joy Division famously sang, "Love will tear us apart". But it isn't love that is doing the damage nowadays - it's the iFixit gang who just love tearing apart all of the hot devices in the world of tech. Their latest victim is the Google Nexus S, which...

  • Poor old Parrot AR.Drone taken to pieces
    Gaming

    Poor old Parrot AR.Drone taken to pieces

    By 1 December 2010

    Bored of taking apart of iDevices and the latest smartphones and tablet, teardown kings iFixit has turned its attention to Parrot's brilliant Ar.Drone. "But it's been out for ages," we hear you cry. Yes it has, but the iFixit guys loved playing with it...

  • Kinect killed in teardown tragedy
    Gaming

    Kinect killed in teardown tragedy

    By 5 November 2010

    An iFixit teardown is fast becoming a tech launch ritual. No big launch goes by without the repair specialist taking a look at the device's innards. It's like a hi-tech autopsy for the rich and famous. And the latest bit of kit to get taken to bits is...

  • MacBook Air beware: It's teardown time
    Laptops

    MacBook Air beware: It's teardown time

    By 22 October 2010

    They don't hang about those iFixit chaps. We can imagine them sitting watching the Apple keynotes, salivating and twitching with excitement as Jobs unveils yet more Cupertino kit that they can take to bits. And, just a day or so after the Back to the...

  • Nokia N8 gets the teardown treatment
    Phones

    Nokia N8 gets the teardown treatment

    By 8 October 2010

    Nokia's flagship smartphone (and saviour?), the Nokia N8, has been paid the ultimate compliment by the iFixit chaps - they've taken it to pieces. Now, whilst this might not be exactly what Nokia intended for its super camera-phone, it does show that the...

  • Apple TV: What's inside?
    Home Cinema

    Apple TV: What's inside?

    By 29 September 2010

    Come on, we know your gadget-loving self isn't happy with just seeing the outside of your gadgets, and thankfully iFixit's latest tear down lets us see inside the new Apple TV. So what's inside the new mini set top box from Apple? Turns out a Samsung...

  • PlayStation Move torn apart for all to see
    Gaming

    PlayStation Move torn apart for all to see

    By 20 September 2010

    It's only been available for a couple of days, but that doesn't stop the chaps over at iFixit doing there usual "take me apart" trick. This time it's Sony's new PlayStation Move that gets dissembled for you to see all its innards without actually having...

  • iPod touch 4G teardown treatment
    Audio

    iPod touch 4G teardown treatment

    By 9 September 2010

    We're not sure whether the guys over at iFixit are fanboys or not. Sure, they focus heavily on Apple products and love getting their hands on the latest Cupertino kit, but they also like taking that kit to pieces. It's like some sort of sick techno-surgery...

  • Apple iPod shuffle taken apart
    Audio

    Apple iPod shuffle taken apart

    By 7 September 2010

    It's small, it's compact, but what's it like inside? Thankfully, the chaps over at iFixit have taken apart the latest iPod Shuffle so you don't have to. While the 3rd Generation had a press-fit back cover and a battery soldered to the logic board, making...

  • Nintendo DSi XL gets ripped apart
    Gaming

    Nintendo DSi XL gets ripped apart

    By 29 March 2010

    The Nintendo DSi XL has undergone the usual teardown treatment at iFixIt to reveal giant sized electronics and a few surprises. For those really interested, rather than just looking at pictures of cool stuff dismantled, Nintendo is again using a custom...