Teardown specialists iFixit have published a new tablet repairability guide that quickly tells you how difficult it’s going to be to mend your broken Android, iOS, or Windows 8 slate. The guide features 18 popular tablets, which have been given a repairability score between one and ten. The higher the score, the easier they are to repair.
Unsurprisingly, Apple’s iPads are some of the hardest tablets to fix, second only to the [Read More...]
Apple’s new iMac went on sale yesterday, and like clockwork, the folks at iFixit have performed a thorough teardown. Given Apple’s track record, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the 2012 iMac is incredibly difficult to repair. The razor-thin LCD is glued and fused onto the frame, and accessing the RAM and hard drive is like cracking open a vault.
The new iMac scores pretty low on iFixit’s repairability scale, but [Read More...]
The 4th gen iPad looks almost exactly the same as the 3rd gen iPad â€”Â inside and out.
iFixit has now performed its customary teardown on Apple’s fourth-generation iPad, and it seems like a lengthy case of dÃ©jÃ vu. While there are some differences between this model and its predecessor, such as the introduction of Apple’s new A6X processor and Lightning connector, it seems the device remains largely the same â€” inside and [Read More...]
The new Mac mini is fairly easy to disassemble with normal tools.
Apple hasn’t been very friendly to the DIY community in recent years. Every year Macs get harder and harder to take apart and repair/upgrade at home. iFixit called the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display the “least repairable” MacBook yet, and the 13-inch Retina MacBook didn’t score so well either.
That’s why it’s refreshing to hear that the 2012 Mac [Read More...]
Ripping into the iPhone 5, mate!
iFixit rips into new technology like a ten-year-old with a stack of birthday presents. Co-founder Luke Soules flew down to Melbourne, Australia to be one of the first people to own the magical device, with the sole purpose of taking it apart at the MacFixit offices in Australia.
The process itself is well underway, as you can see in the gallery of images below.
What makes the EarPods so special? iFixit takes a closer look.
Our own Charlie Sorrel gave Apple’s EarPods a glowing review, and now the fine folks at iFixit have dug deep into the internals of Apple’s latest earbuds to see what they’re made of. It took Apple three years of R&D to design the EarPods, so we’re all hoping they mark a huge improvement over their predecessor.
According to iFixit’s teardown, Apple [Read More...]
Aren’t those suction cups cute?
In their normal fashion as dissectors and vivisectionists of the gadget world, the fine ladies and gents over at iFixIt — who flew all the way to Australia to get a literal crack at the new iPad early — have just opened Apple’s latest tablet up, as reported by their Twitter feed: The first legit-purchased, legit-owned iPad 3 is now also the first legit-opened iPad… in [Read More...]
If you’ve been itching to perform a DYI project on your favorite Apple gadget, then you want to check out iFixit’s new and improved toolkits. The company’s 54 Bit Driver and Pro Tech Base toolkits have been updated with new additions and improvements. Whether you need to take apart your Mac or iPhone, iFixit has given you the tools you need to get the job done. Both kits are highly portable and [Read More...]
What’s better than an iPhone 4S? How about an iPhone 4S with a see-through back! The folks at iFixit have announced their transparent rear glass panel mod for Apple’s latest smartphone, and if you buy now you get a nifty care package to keep your iPhone clean and free of damage. For $ 29.95, you can’t beat this deal. The mod is also available for the [Read More...]
The iPhone 4S uses pentalobe screws. iFixit managed to get their hands on an iPhone 4S so that they could do a complete teardown. The exploration reveals a couple of interesting finds. One of which is that the iPhone 4S definitely comes with 512MB of RAM. This is the same amount of RAM that comes loaded in the iPhone 4. This amount of RAM seems so do more than a fair share of good for the [Read More...]