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Topic: iFixit

Teardown of new iPad Pro shows familiar Face ID tech and lots of glue

11/12/2018, 09:11 am

Apple's 11-inch iPad Pro uses similar hardware to iPhones to offer Face ID, a teardown of the tablet reveals, while the accompanying updated Apple Pencil appears to have a capacitive grid embedded within its slim body, most likely used for the new tapping functionality.

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iPhone XR teardown shows few differences versus iPhone XS [u]

10/26/2018, 03:10 pm

As might be expected, one of the first teardowns of Apple's iPhone XR shows few obvious differences with the XS apart from screen size and having a single rear camera instead of two.

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iPhone XS, XS Max have new power chip designed by Apple, extra antenna band

09/21/2018, 09:09 am

A second teardown of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max has confirmed the minimal internal changes made by Apple over its predecessor, the iPhone X, but adds that there is an antenna change that may help the device achieve faster connection speeds over cellular networks.

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2018 MacBook Pro keyboards include silicone membrane, might protect against key failure

07/13/2018, 10:07 pm

Apple is advertising the new MacBooks as having an updated, "quieter" keyboard, but has said little about the new design. A teardown of the hardware on Friday, however, reveals a new silicone membrane encases each key that potentially serves as a dust-repelling feature to protect against malfunctions.

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2018 iPad teardown finds few major changes beyond A10 Fusion processor, Apple Pencil support

04/03/2018, 10:04 am

The new, education-focused iPad device offers two major changes, as well as a few minor ones, according to iFixit's iPad 6 teardown, released Tuesday

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Samsung Galaxy S9+ repair difficulty, camera aperture details exposed in teardown

03/11/2018, 11:03 am

The similarity between the Samsung Galaxy S9+ and its predecessor are not limited to just the external design, as a teardown of the firm's flagship smartphone reveals its internal construction bears more than a passing resemblance to the Galaxy S8, and is just as difficult to repair.

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HomePod teardown needs sawing, cutting to get into interior, but is built 'like a tank'

02/12/2018, 08:02 am

As it does with every Apple device, iFixit has torn apart the HomePod, finding a device that is a "labyrinth to open." That means, like many other devices, it's probably not a great candidate for user repairs.

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Mystery Apple chip discovered in iMac Pro teardown not A10 Fusion coprocessor [u]

01/02/2018, 05:01 pm

A careful disassembly of the new iMac Pro has found another Apple-made chip in addition to the new T2, though close inspection of the silicon reveals it is not the A10 Fusion coprocessor some expected would be included in the powerful all-in-one.

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Dual batteries, layered logic boards revealed in iPhone X teardown

11/03/2017, 09:11 am

The customary teardown of the iPhone X by iFixit, within hours of its release, reveals Apple has made considerable changes to the internal design of the smartphone, including its layered logic boards and the use of two battery cells, a first for the product line.

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iFixit introduces battery replacement kit for Apple's MacBook Pro with Retina display

07/06/2017, 09:07 am

Apple's notoriously difficult-to-repair unibody MacBook design has been a sore subject for repair enthusiasts for years, prompting solutions provider iFixit to create a new battery replacement kit that will make it easier for at-home repairs.

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