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Verizon iPhone 4 teardown: World Phone CDMA/GSM radio inside

Verizon iPhone 4 teardown: World Phone CDMA/GSM radio inside

iFixit has been at it again, whipping out the adjustable spanner set (well, a selection of Torx screwdrivers actually) and taking on Verizon's iPhone 4. We've already given the CDMA smartphone a good going over in our full Verizon iPhone 4 review, but now we get to see the changes inside the iOS handset too. The biggest point of interest is the Qualcomm MDM6600 radio chipset, which actually could've been used to make the Verizon iPhone 4 into a so-called world phone.

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New Apple security screws block unofficial fixes: replacing old screws on repaired iPhones

New Apple security screws block unofficial fixes: replacing old screws on repaired iPhones

Apple has quietly changed its hardware to prevent hackers tampering with it, and it's a tweak at the most basic of levels: the screws that hold Apple gadgets together. According to iFixit, Apple has progressively shifted to a new type of tamper-resistant screw that isn't a regular Torx - the company describes them as "pentalobe security screws" - and normal electronics screwdriver sets can't handle them.

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Nexus S Teardown

Nexus S Teardown

Oh those folks at iFixit, they're so wild in their need to take everything apart. Come with me and see their unscrewing and note with me how they find Nexus S to be more of a gimmick than a feature-filled device. Ruh roh. Did they say gimmick? They sure did. They note first and foremost the fact that it's got a curved display and is running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, saying basically that these shouldn't be enough to convince someone to purchase the brand new phone. They do say some nice things though! Or maybe they're just funny. They note that once the back of the phone is off, it looks like something out of Tron: Legacy. Then they say that you shouldn't give the battery to a baby. And you know good and well that it only gets better from there!

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11.6″ MacBook Air Torn Down by iFixit

11.6″ MacBook Air Torn Down by iFixit

With another Apple announcement done and over with, and new hardware showcased, it's about time that iFixit gets their hands on the new toy, and starts tearing it down. And sure enough, they've wasted no time in getting the smaller version of the brand new line-up of MacBook Airs to their work benches, and tearing them down.

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Apple TV Torn Asunder by iFixit

Apple TV Torn Asunder by iFixit

As is customary, the folks over at iFixit have begun their tear down of a brand new gadget, trying to find out what makes it tick, as well as how to take it apart and put it all back together. While there may not be as many surprises as one would hope inside the little black box, there are some pretty interesting take-aways from the tear down. Like the amount of memory therein, the RAM available, as well as the few random parts from other Apple devices.

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iPod Touch 4th Generation Torn Apart by iFixit

iPod Touch 4th Generation Torn Apart by iFixit

No surprises here: iFixit is tearing down the iPod Touch 4th generation, and they're having fun the whole way through. As always, the fine folks over there are finding just how you'd go about taking your brand new iPod Touch apart, if ever you'd have to get something done within the case, and felt like doing it yourself. Or, had to do it yourself (for whatever reason). The teardown itself is still happening as of this writing, but there's already a few interesting things to take away from it.

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