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iPad Air iFixit teardown reveals Qualcomm, Broadcom, Toshiba inside

iPad Air iFixit teardown reveals Qualcomm, Broadcom, Toshiba inside

This week the folks at iFixit have taken their spudgers to the iPad Air, pulling it apart to reveal all the little bits and pieces that together make the smallest of the larger-end of iPad units on the market today. This device is indeed just hitting the market today, appearing at Apple Stores and 3rd-party retailers across the United States and abroad. It's likely most consumers will never see beyond the outer casing of this machine - but this community is all about going a whole lot deeper.

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MacBook Pro 2013 iFixit Teardowns point toward low repairability

MacBook Pro 2013 iFixit Teardowns point toward low repairability

Don't purchase a MacBook Pro this late 2013 season expecting to be able to repait it on your own any time in the near future - at least not by the judgement of the team at iFixit. They've made with the teardown of both the MacBook Pro 13-inch and 15-inch units from this most recent season, and the results point toward some of the least user-friendly innards on the market. If you're not about repairing the hardware later on in the life of the machine's wear-and-tear yourself, you'll need no worries at all.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 2 teardown shows woes for DIYers

Microsoft Surface Pro 2 teardown shows woes for DIYers

The industrious folks at iFixit have taken to tearing into Microsoft's Surface Pro 2, putting it through the same dismantling process the Kindle Fire HDX, iMac 2013, and other devices have recently undergone. Unfortunately, those who grab the Microsoft slate are going to have quite a battle if they ever elect to go the DIY route, with the Surface Pro 2 scoring a dismal 1 out of 10 repairability score.

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Kindle Fire HDX 7 teardown shows LG display, low repairability

Kindle Fire HDX 7 teardown shows LG display, low repairability

Don't purchase the Kindle Fire HDX 7 expecting to be able to repair its inner bits on your own - that's what iFixit is suggesting this morning as they make with the relatively low 3 of 10 score for repairability on this machine. The Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch display up front, it was discovered, was made by LG, working with a device number LG LD070WU2-SM01. If that wasn't enough excitement for you, wait until you see how intense its touchscreen technology is - a real-deal Synaptics S7301B!

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iMac 2013 sees iFixit teardown: SSD slot free for upgrade

iMac 2013 sees iFixit teardown: SSD slot free for upgrade

The teardown team at iFixit has taken the time to give a full run-down to the iMac reboot series appearing this week from Apple. What you'll find is a build quite similar to last year's collection of iMac devices, with a few exceptions - beyond that of the obvious upgrades. These models work with new Intel 4th generation Core processors - that's Haswell - along with several display sizes and the ability o work with a Fusion Drive.

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iPhone 5s gets iFixit teardown treatment

iPhone 5s gets iFixit teardown treatment

The folks over at iFixit have been busy today tearing into the new iPhone 5s, giving us all a look at what lies beneath its shiny metal exterior. The process took awhile, and reveals carefully packed hardware that -- upon first look, at least -- seems very similar to the iPhone 5's internals. From there it is all a piece-by-piece process, and we've got the details after the jump.

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Moto X iFixit teardown shows ample glue, scores 7 out of 10

Moto X iFixit teardown shows ample glue, scores 7 out of 10

The folks at iFixit have tore their way into Google's Moto X, laying its innards bare for all to gawk at while apprising the setup like a wizened surgeon. At the end of it all, though the handset did earn some elements of criticism, iFixit found it to be mostly easy to repair, giving it a score of 7 out of 10 while finding the amount of glue to be most bothersome.

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NVIDIA SHIELD teardown shows off internal gaming guts

NVIDIA SHIELD teardown shows off internal gaming guts

You've already read our review of the NVIDIA SHIELD (you have, right?), but now it's time to take the sucker apart and see what kind of glorious circuitry is floating around in that gamepad. iFixit is at it again with another teardown featuring NVIDIA's latest product, which welds a foldable display on a game controller of sorts.

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Nexus 7 2013 iFixit teardown reveals easy repairability

Nexus 7 2013 iFixit teardown reveals easy repairability

Google's newly unveiled Nexus 7 second-generation tablet has been given the iFixit treatment, having its exoskeleton peeled apart to reveal what lies within. Fortunately for owners who also happen to be of the DIY repair persuasion, the 2013 Nexus 7 was found to be pretty simple and straight forward to dissect, and achieved a 7 out of 10 repairability score.

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Google Chromecast gets iFixit teardown treatment

Google Chromecast gets iFixit teardown treatment

A lot of gadgets have passed through the halls of iFixit, getting their turn on the chopping block and having their internal guts dissected. Some of them have been extremely difficult to open up, while others are pretty easy. The Chromecast, on the other hand, is just a piece of nothing if you ask the iFixit folks. They didn't even give it a repairability score.

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MacBook Air 11 2013 teardown breaks up baby Haswell

MacBook Air 11 2013 teardown breaks up baby Haswell

It's a rite of passage, the post-launch teardown, and one the 11-inch MacBook Air couldn't escape after its bigger sibling suffered the indignity on Wednesday. iFixit stripped the slimline ultraportable to its component boards in the hunt for something electronically interesting, finding a bigger battery than the old model, as well as new flash storage that's a little less Samsung dominated.

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New Xbox 360 teardown cracks open the “offline gamers” console

New Xbox 360 teardown cracks open the “offline gamers” console

During Microsoft's E3 2013 press conference where they mostly focused on Xbox One games, the company also outed a new and redesigned Xbox 360 to hold gamers over until the Xbox One launch in November. Naturally, though, it was immediately bound for the iFixit teardown waitlist, and it's finally on the surgery bed getting its guts splayed out.

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