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Topic: iFixit

Teardown of 16-inch MacBook Pro reveals tough-to-repair construction

11/18/2019, 04:11 pm

The changes Apple made in the 16-inch MacBook Pro are more than just a larger display and an updated keyboard, with a full teardown of the model revealing the plethora of changes made to keep the new workhorse cool under heavy loads.

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Teardown shows 16-inch MacBook Pro keyboard's revised mechanism

11/16/2019, 10:11 am

An initial teardown of the 16-inch MacBook Pro offers a close examination of the new keyboard mechanism used in the model, with the scissor mechanism deemed to be a massive improvement over the prior butterfly mechanism.

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Seventh-generation iPad teardown reveals 3GB RAM, same battery

09/27/2019, 09:09 am

The seventh-generation iPad has 3 gigabytes of memory, a teardown of the latest model of the tablet reveals, but despite being physically larger than its predecessor to accommodate the larger 10.2-inch display, the iPad uses the same-capacity battery as the previous version.

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Apple Watch Series 5 teardown reveals bigger battery

09/25/2019, 01:09 pm

Repair mavens iFixit have torn apart the new Apple Watch Series 5, and have detailed not just a larger battery, but the teardown has also shown an improved ambient light sensor on an x-ray image of the device.

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iPhone 11 is an iPhone XR update with some iPhone 11 Pro tech, says teardown

09/23/2019, 12:09 pm

Apple's new iPhone 11 has a a double-decker logic board and two rear cameras inside what is effectively a similar design to the 2018 iPhone XR, though there is little evidence of bilateral wireless charging.

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New 13-inch MacBook Pro has bigger battery but SSD can't be swapped

07/12/2019, 09:07 am

While it's never been simple to upgrade a 13-inch MacBook Pro's SSD, it is now no longer possible, according to a teardown of the latest model.

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ICYMI: Wooden headphone stands, iPhone cases, iPad games, smart watches, and more

06/29/2019, 09:06 am

Each week we see many new products launch and it can be hard to keep track. Here in ICYMI we round up the best new hardware products that launched during the past week, some of which we've covered, and others we haven't. Here are this week's favorites.

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iPad Air internals reminiscent of 10.5-inch iPad Pro, with updates

04/03/2019, 07:04 am

The third-generation iPad Air may share the dimensions and style of the 10.5-inch iPad Pro, but a teardown of the tablet shows it has quite a few component differences from its Pro-grade counterpart, as well as having a similar general construction.

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iPad mini the same on the outside with completely new internals, demonstrates teardown

04/02/2019, 07:04 am

The fifth-generation iPad mini may be physically similar to the previous version externally, but a teardown of the latest pint-sized Apple tablet shows nearly everything inside has been changed to bring the mobile device up to date.

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New AirPods H1 chip exposed in teardown, still not able to be repaired

03/29/2019, 09:03 am

A teardown of the second-generation AirPods reveals Apple made relatively few changes to the physical design of the wearable accessory, but like the original, it is still a product that is practically impossible for users to perform repairs on at home without ruining them completely.

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Apple quietly fixes 'stage light' MacBook Pro display issue with longer backlight cable

03/05/2019, 07:03 am

Apple has slightly lengthened a cable in the 2018 MacBook Pro, that was said to be responsible for the "stage lighting" problem in the 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pro

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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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