The HomePod is finally available at selected markets and this is Apple’s smart speaker that comes with built-in Siri. The cylinder speaker looks quite sturdy but if you intend to fix it, you’re probably out of luck based on ifixit’s latest teardown.
The latest and greatest iPhone X is out and it’s time for another teardown by iFixit. The iPhone X is Apple’s take on a futuristic smartphone and it comes with a 5.8″ Super Retina OLED Display that stretches edge to edge.
To find out what goes underneath its glass body, the folks at iFixit had meticulously taken the phone apart in their latest teardown project. Unlike previous iPhone model we’ve seen lately, the iPhone X is designed rather differently on the inside.
The iPhone 8 should have been called the iPhone 7s. While it gets a whole new number, it looks more like an incremental update over last year’s iPhone 7. The biggest change on the exterior is its glass back. This isn’t just for aesthetics as the glass material for the rear is required to make wireless charging possible.
So what difference does it make when it comes to repairs? How much battery does the new iPhone 8 pack? Those questions aer finally answered through ifixit’s teardown.
The Microsoft Surface Laptop is a beautiful piece of engineering. Many are saying that it’s probably the best built Windows laptop to date. Paired with its sleek lines and minimalist design, the Surface Laptop will certainly turn heads when you whip it out in your local Starbucks (especially that burgundy one).
But the problem with precision machining and having everything sealed away is often that these devices are difficult to repair, even by professionals, let alone in a DIY setting. In fact, according to iFixit, it’s impossible to repair without completely destroying it.
If you lose one AirPod, it will cost as much as US$69 (RM309) and the battery replacement would cost you US$49 (RM219) for each side. Is it possible to repair it yourself? The folks at ifixit had dismantled a full set and it doesn’t look pretty.
With a new iPhone, it’s time for a teardown treatment by the folks at ifixit. Although the iPhone 7/7Plus are virtually the same with the previous models on the exterior, there are several massive differences on the inside.
The Galaxy Note7 looks elegant but is it easy to repair? To find out, the folks at ifixit has torn down a unit, giving us a better view of what ticks on the inside.
When a new phone comes out, the popular thing to do these days is to tear it down to find out exactly what’s inside these devices because clearly people want to know what they’ve spent their hard-earned money on.
The Galaxy S7 improves in almost every area compared to the Galaxy S6. It gets a bigger battery, support microSD expansion, better camera and dust/water resistance as well. To find out what makes it tick on the inside, ifixit has teardown a unit for your viewing pleasure.
While physically it looks similar to the previous version, the new Galaxy S7 is actually harder to repair with a repairability score of just 3/10. As comparison, the Galaxy S6 scored 4/10, while the S6 edge scored just 3/10.
Cupertino has thrown the hammer down on the fixing guys who voided Apple’s developer T&Cs causing them to be banned indefinitely by the tech giants. Among the repercussions were the removal of iFixit‘s developer account that was attached to the app, thus getting it removed as well.