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IHS performed a teardown of the iPad mini to reveal that the device actually costs $188 to build, while Apple starts the pricing from $329. $188 is the cost to build the WiFi 16GB version of the remarkably small iPad mini. The 32GB and 64GB models cost an additional $90 and $162 to build, respectively. 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
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.