Teardown

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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iPod Shuffle 4th Generation Gets Torn Down by iFixit

iPod Shuffle 4th Generation Gets Torn Down by iFixit

You'd think that iFixit would try and catch a break every once in awhile, but considering how many new pieces of interesting technology get released on a nearly daily basis, we imagine that they can't afford to take a break. There are just so many different things to tear apart and find out how they tick, right? The newest member of the iPod Shuffle lineage, the fourth generation, has fallen into the grips of the fine folks over at iFixit, and as you might expect, a teardown is in order.

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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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