Teardown

iPhone 4S suffers teardown treatment

iPhone 4S suffers teardown treatment

Having your circuits exposed, RAM revealed and baseband boggled at is a rite of passage for any smartphone worth its salt, and so it was clear the iPhone 4S would have to suffer the teardown treatment. Apple's new dualcore smartphone has been vigorously hazed by the screwdriver-toting engineers at iFixit, revealing a larger battery among other things.

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iPod nano 7th gen teardown reveals supplier swap

iPod nano 7th gen teardown reveals supplier swap

Apple's new iPod nano has undergone the teardown treatment, with the updated 7th generation PMP now revealed as having a quiet change in component suppliers. After stripping down the new media player to its component parts, iFixit discovered Apple has shifted from Toshiba to SanDisk flash memory as well as making more obvious software changes.

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Samsung Epic 4G Touch Teardown

Samsung Epic 4G Touch Teardown

As it does come to pass with all amazing and fantastic devices, so too must it happen with the Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch - a teardown, one that will leave this device in bits for the whole world to see. The folks at ifixit have torn apart this first Galaxy S II to hit the shores of the USA piece by piece for you and I, and with their perfectly accurate lighting situations and cameras with HD resolution output, we'll be looking rather deeply and in full detail at this lovely amalgamation.

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iFixit guts the Motorola Droid Bionic in latest teardown

iFixit guts the Motorola Droid Bionic in latest teardown

The big smartphone release of this month was certainly the Droid Bionic by Motorola. You can pick the smartphone up right now with the device officially on sale as of yesterday in Verizon stores and on Amazon. iFixit is apt to get their hands on the latest deices just long enough to tear them up and this time is no different. The gang has ripped up its Droid Bionic for us to check out.

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VAIO Z Series Teardown by Sony Engineer [Video]

VAIO Z Series Teardown by Sony Engineer [Video]

We got our first official glimpse of the Sony VAIO Z Series back on June 28th, a look that revealed this to be Sony's lightest and most portable effort to date. This 13.1-inch 1600 x 900 notebook runs up to a Core i7-2620M 2.7GHz and weighs just under 1.2kg, all of this available for around $2,286 on pre-order, this magnificent laptop will be hitting doorsteps starting this week! What Sony has for us now is no less than a VAIO Z series laptop torn down and put back together before our eyes by an official Sony engineer!

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iPhone 5 Gets “Hypothetical” Cost Breakdown By Bloomberg

iPhone 5 Gets “Hypothetical” Cost Breakdown By Bloomberg

The iPhone 5 will land with much fanfare come this September or October when plenty of eager fans will line the streets to fork over some serious cash for this next-gen device. But what will they likely be getting in terms of specs? To answer that question, take a look at this "hypothetical" bill of materials.

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iFixit guts new Mac Mini in latest teardown

iFixit guts new Mac Mini in latest teardown

Yesterday we posted up the iFixit teardown of the MacBook Air that launched this week. The teardown was cool and let us see inside the notebook without having to risk killing ours. iFixit also took the time to rip open the new Mac Mini as well. I am always impressed by how small the Mini is and how packed in the parts are inside the rig.

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Nokia N9 clears FCC with teardown gallery and user guide

Nokia N9 clears FCC with teardown gallery and user guide

Nokia's N9 has crossed the FCC and, as is traditional, splayed its guts for all to see. Unsurprisingly, Nokia has had to do a lot of work to get everything to fit inside its narrow polocarbonate casing, though the N9 still gets pentaband WCDMA connectivity when rivals are still bumbling along with support for a mere two or three bands.

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MacBook Air 13-inch (Mid-2011) Teardown Reveals Replaceable SSDs

MacBook Air 13-inch (Mid-2011) Teardown Reveals Replaceable SSDs

The revamped MacBook Air with OS X Lion, Intel's latest Sandy Bridge chip, Thunderbolt connector port, backlit keyboard, and boosted RAM and SSD, debuted just yesterday. And now, the iFixit team has already completed its teardown of the 13-inch Core i5 model, revealing an internal design with a replaceable SSD.

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Motorola Droid 3 Teardown Reveals Same 3G Chip As iPhone 4

Motorola Droid 3 Teardown Reveals Same 3G Chip As iPhone 4

The recently launched Motorola Droid 3 is touted by Verizon as the thinnest smartphone to pack a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard and some mighty powerful specs. The iFixit team has managed to do a teardown of the Droid 3, revealing all the internal components and a compact build that made for a difficult disassembly.

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HP TouchPad teardown finds it is easy to repair

HP TouchPad teardown finds it is easy to repair

We have already put up or review of the HP TouchPad tablet and found it wanting as far as hardware goes. I have also already mentioned that Vince reviewed the WebOS operating system separately and liked it well enough. If you are the sort of geek that likes to see your own flavor of gadget porn with teardowns of the new gadgets this is for you. TechRepublic has posted up its teardown the HP TouchPad for us to gander at.

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Apple’s $49 Thunderbolt packs in chips to justify price

Apple’s $49 Thunderbolt packs in chips to justify price

What's inside a Thunderbolt cable? If you answered "wires, magic, and a direct route for $49 to rush from your wallet to Apple's pockets" then you're a cynic and we love you, but it turns out you're actually getting more for your money. iFixit took their teardown tools to the official Apple Thunderbolt cable, and found chips-a-plenty lurking inside.

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