The iFixit teardown of the iPhone 5 has started and now the first images are live on the web. “Compare this to the iPhone 4s, where it took 38 steps to isolate the display assembly, and this iPhone may be the most repairable iPhone we’ve seen in a while,” says iFixit. Read More
iFixit at their very best. The company recently ripped apart the new Apple iPad which went on sale on March 16th. The teardown has revealed that the new retina display on the iPad is produced by Samsung and that getting inside the iPad is really tricky. The folks simply took each part of the gorgeous new device for us to see. Below are the key points noted. Read More
For the very first time, the folks at iFixit have been so impressed by a cover that they have torn it down to give us details about its inside. Smart Cover for the iPad 2 was torn down by the team and the results are completely shocking. According to iFixit, Apple used over 31 magnets to design the Smart Cover, and only one magnet is used for the automatic sleep/wake functionality.
iFixit is best known for tearing down electronic devices as soon as they hit the market. The iPad 2 is no exception, and the folks have managed to completely take the parts apart to give us a detailed look at the interiors of the device.
The folks at iFixit have got their hands on the new MacBook pro 15 inch and have given the product a repairability score of 7 out of 10. After thoroughly breaking down the device, the team came to the conclusion that Apple has made some good design choices that make the new models more easy to repair.
A recent teardown of the Macbook Air by iFixit revealed that replacement of any of the parts of the device with an off-the-shelf part is nearly impossible due to the ultra thinness of the device. Most components including the RAM are soldered to the logic board, preventing them from being replaced.
The folks at iFixit have chosen to tear the Motorola Droid 2 this time, the great feature rich phone from Verizon Wireless that runs on Android. They gave the phone the usual iFixit treatment and the results were remarkable.