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iFixit Provides Look Inside All-New 13-Inch iPad Air in Teardown Video

Friday May 24, 2024 8:55 am PDT by
The popular repair website iFixit today shared a video teardown of the first-ever 13-inch iPad Air, providing a look inside the device. The new iPad Air does not have too many internal changes compared to the previous-generation model. Like the fifth-generation iPad Air, the battery cells continue to have adhesive pull tabs, making them easier to remove. iFixit gave the 13-inch iPad Air a ...
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iFixit Ends Repair Relationship With Samsung

Thursday May 23, 2024 4:20 pm PDT by
Device repair company iFixit is ending its repair relationship with Samsung, iFixit announced in a blog post today. The partnership is being dissolved after a two-year period because iFixit and Samsung have been unable to negotiate a new deal. iFixit said that it wanted to build a repair-friendly ecosystem for independent businesses and consumers with its Samsung Repair Hub, something that...

iFixit Shares 13-Inch iPad Pro and Apple Pencil Pro Teardown Video

Saturday May 18, 2024 6:31 am PDT by
The popular repair website iFixit today shared a video with teardowns of the new 13-inch iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil Pro. The website praised the inclusion of adhesive pull tabs for the battery cells in the new iPad Pro, as they make repairs easier. We already shared another iPad Pro teardown video, so the look inside the Apple Pencil Pro is the novel aspect here. Key hardware changes...
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M3 MacBook Air Teardown Shows Apple Fixed Base Model's Biggest Flaw

Wednesday March 13, 2024 11:11 am PDT by
The repair website iFixit today shared a video teardown of the base model 13-inch MacBook Air with the M3 chip and 256GB of storage, and it shows that this configuration is equipped with two 128GB flash storage chips. This change results in significantly faster SSD speeds compared to the equivalent MacBook Air with the M2 chip, which has a single 256GB storage chip, as the SSD can read and write...

iFixit Examines Apple Vision Pro's Displays, Battery, and Repairability

Wednesday February 7, 2024 6:01 am PST by
iFixit today shared the second part of its teardown of Apple's Vision Pro headset, revealing several new insights about the device's construction, specifications, and repairability. Its initial disassembly provided the first comprehensive look at the device's internals last week. iFixit examined the Vision Pro's microOLED display panels, also known as OLED on Silicon. Despite not technically ...
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iFixit Shares Apple Vision Pro Teardown

Saturday February 3, 2024 1:40 pm PST by
The well-known repair website iFixit today shared a written teardown and video teardown of the Apple Vision Pro, offering a look inside the mixed reality headset. iFixit's disassembly of the Vision Pro reveals several internal components, including an array of cameras and sensors, fans, lens motors, and more. Unsurprisingly, it appears that opening and repairing the headset will be...
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iFixit Urges FTC to Establish Stronger Right to Repair Rules

Tuesday November 14, 2023 3:51 pm PST by
Popular repair site iFixit today sent a petition to the United States Federal Trade Commission calling for new Right to Repair rules that would protect consumer interests. iFixit's petition calls attention to some of the "blocks" that manufacturers have put in place that prevent customers and independent repair shops from repairing their electronics, such as proprietary screws or repairs...
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iFixit Shares M3 MacBook Pro Teardown, Explains How Apple Created Space Black Finish

Friday November 10, 2023 2:00 pm PST by
Repair website iFixit today shared a video teardown of the new 14-inch MacBook Pro with both the M3 and M3 Pro chips, providing a closer look inside the laptops. The internal design is virtually unchanged compared to the previous MacBook Pro models. iFixit also shared a blog post in which it explains how it believes Apple achieved its new, darker Space Black finish for the MacBook Pro. In...

iFixit Examines iPhone 15 Components Under a Microscope

Friday October 6, 2023 10:45 am PDT by
Repair site iFixit last week shared a video teardown of Apple's new iPhone 15 Pro Max, and now iFixit is back with a deeper look inside the standard iPhone 15. iFixit's iPhone 15 teardown includes an examination of many of the components with a microscope, giving us a view of the device we don't typically get. With the microscope, iFixit is able to provide a closer look at the iPhone's...
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iPhone 15 Pro Max Teardown: X70 Modem for Faster 5G, 5x Optical Zoom Lens, A17 Pro Chip, and More

Monday September 25, 2023 5:39 am PDT by
Repair website iFixit today shared a video teardown of the new iPhone 15 Pro Max, providing a closer look inside the top-of-the-line device. While the iPhone 15 Pro Max has a similar internal design as the iPhone 14 Pro Max, the device has a redesigned frame that allows the back glass panel to be easily removed, resulting in lower repair fees for cracked glass for customers without...
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Apple Watch Ultra 2 Teardown Confirms Slightly Larger Battery Capacity

Sunday September 24, 2023 3:22 pm PDT by
iFixit today shared a video with teardowns of the Apple Watch Ultra 2 and Apple Watch Series 9, providing a closer look inside the watches. Notably, the video confirms that the Apple Watch Ultra 2 is equipped with a 564 mAh battery, as MacRumors was first to report last week via a regulatory database. This is around a 4% larger capacity than the 542 mAh battery in the original Apple Watch...
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iFixit Lowers iPhone 14's Repairability Score Due to Apple's Parts Pairing Requirement

Tuesday September 19, 2023 10:10 am PDT by
Repair website iFixit today announced that it has retroactively lowered its iPhone 14 repairability score from 7/10 to 4/10 due to Apple's post-repair parts pairing requirement, just over a year after the device launched. When purchasing parts from Apple's Self Service Repair Store, a customer must enter a device's serial number or IMEI, and any parts ordered need to be paired with the same...
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15-Inch MacBook Air Teardown Reveals Familiar Design and Upgraded Six-Speaker Sound System

Friday June 16, 2023 12:00 pm PDT by
Repair website iFixit today shared a 15-inch MacBook Air teardown on YouTube, offering a closer look inside the laptop. As expected, the 15-inch MacBook Air has a similar internal design as the 13-inch model, with the only notable difference being two extra speakers. Image Credit: iFixit "The new 15-inch MacBook Air also features a phenomenal new six-speaker sound system with two tweeters and ...
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New MacBook Pro Features Smaller Heatsink Due to Supply Chain Issues

Monday January 30, 2023 7:27 am PST by
The M2 Pro and ‌M2‌ Max MacBook Pro models feature a considerably smaller heatsink due to supply chain issues, teardowns suggest. Top: M1 Pro logic board with larger heatsink. Bottom: ‌M2‌ Pro logic board with smaller heatsink (via iFixit). The new MacBook Pro's revised thermal architecture appears to be caused by the reduced overall footprint of the ‌M2‌ Pro and ‌M2‌ Max SoCs inside the...
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iPad 10 Teardown Reveals Why Device Isn't Compatible With Apple Pencil 2

Thursday December 1, 2022 9:48 am PST by
Do-it-yourself repair website iFixit today shared a video teardown of Apple's new 10th-generation iPad, providing a closer look inside the tablet and revealing why the device lacks support for the second-generation Apple Pencil. The teardown reveals the internal layout of the iPad, including its two-cell 7,606 mAh battery, logic board with the A14 Bionic chip, and more. As suspected, the...

AirPods Pro 2 Teardown Provides Inside Look at Earbuds and Charging Case

Wednesday September 28, 2022 7:20 am PDT by
Repair website iFixit today shared a video teardown of Apple's second-generation AirPods Pro, providing a closer look at the internals of the new earbuds and charging case. The teardown confirms that AirPods Pro remain largely unrepairable. Opening up the AirPods Pro and the charging case continues to result in unfixable damage, preventing battery replacements and other repairs. "AirPods...

Apple Watch Ultra Teardown Reveals Larger Battery, Improved Water Resistance, and More

Monday September 26, 2022 11:02 am PDT by
iFixit today shared an Apple Watch Ultra teardown post and video, providing a closer look at the watch's internal design and components. While the Apple Watch Ultra has four exposed pentalobe screws on the back case for quick access to the inside of the watch, iFixit said the device remains challenging to repair. For example, after removing the back case, iFixit said a gasket contributing to ...
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iPhone 14 Pro Max Teardown Provides Closer Look at Unused SIM Tray Area on U.S. Model and More

Tuesday September 20, 2022 8:42 am PDT by
Repair website iFixit today shared an in-depth teardown of the iPhone 14 Pro Max, providing a closer look at the device's internals. Notably, the teardown includes a photo of the plastic spacer that replaced the SIM card tray on the U.S. model. All four iPhone 14 models sold in the U.S. no longer have a physical SIM card tray and rely entirely on digital eSIMs. The teardown confirms that...
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iFixit Shares iPhone 14 Teardown, Praises New Design With Easily Removable Display and Back Glass

Monday September 19, 2022 7:41 am PDT by
Repair website iFixit today shared a video teardown of the standard iPhone 14. In a blog post, iFixit CEO Kyle Wiens praised the device's more repairable internal design, calling it the most substantial iPhone redesign since the iPhone X. As was mentioned in a few reviews, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus are the first iPhone models that can be opened from the back side of the device since...
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iFixit Says Apple's DIY Repair Program Makes MacBooks 'Seem Less Repairable'

Wednesday August 24, 2022 7:08 am PDT by
Apple this week expanded its Self Service Repair program to MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models equipped with the M1 series of chips, providing customers in the U.S. with access to select parts, manuals, and tools to repair the notebooks. While the program's expansion is good news for the right-to-repair movement, repair guide website iFixit is not entirely pleased with the implementation....