Teardown

FCC guts new iPod touch

FCC guts new iPod touch

Typically when a new gadget comes out that is of note, particularly if the gadget has the Apple logo, we see tear downs of the thing coming in short order. iFixit is the company we generally see these teardowns from and while we may cringe at seeing new gadgets killed for science, the teardowns are interesting.

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DROID X teardown caught on video

DROID X teardown caught on video

We don't know about anyone else, but we can't help but hear the endearing robot from Short Circuit squealing "No disassemble Johnny 5!" when we watch this video of the Motorola DROID X stripped from working handset to constituent parts.  Still, the handiwork of DroidX does at least show us what's happening inside Motorola's latest Android smartphone, and if you ever find yourself needing to replace the display or some other component then the walkthrough could be pretty useful.

Video disassembly after the cut

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iPhone 4 teardown reveals 512MB RAM, Gorilla Glass & costly screen replacement

iPhone 4 teardown reveals 512MB RAM, Gorilla Glass & costly screen replacement

Last we heard, iFixit were in the process of tearing down an iPhone 4 and exposing its delicate innards to the world.  That's now finished, and we've got a whole list of parts that help make the Apple smartphone's hardware special.  Top of the list for most will be the doubled RAM over the iPad - 512MB versus 256MB, as expected - but there's also an FM radio receiver and a Gorilla Glass fascia.

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