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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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iPhone 5s and 5c teardown confirms bigger batteries & power button tweak

iPhone 5s and 5c teardown confirms bigger batteries & power button tweak

Apple's iPhone 5s and 5c went on sale in Australia a few hours ago, and new owners have wasted no time in cracking open the iOS 7 smartphones to see how they compare in a teardown to the existing iPhone 5. Wielding screwdrivers and spatulas, the iExperts Australia team laid the components bare, including confirming what had been expected about slightly larger batteries in both of the new iPhone versions.

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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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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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Nokia Lumia 1020 hits pre-order as hardware teardowns begin

Nokia Lumia 1020 hits pre-order as hardware teardowns begin

Nokia announced the Lumia 1020 last week, and right on schedule, AT&T has flipped the switch on pre-orders for the new device that packs in a 41MP camera. The carrier is accepting them now on their website, and you have your choice of color, as long as your favorite color is either yellow, black, or white.

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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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AirPort Extreme teardown reveals empty hard drive slot without connectors

AirPort Extreme teardown reveals empty hard drive slot without connectors

Hidden behind the new iOS 7, OS X Mavericks, and the new Mac Pro at Apple's WWDC keynote was the unveiling of a new AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule. The Time Capsule comes with 2TB or 3TB hard drive options and allow users to back up their Mac files, while the AirPort Extreme is simply just a glorified router. However, iFixit noticed during their teardown of the device that there's room for a hard drive.

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2013 MacBook Air 13 teardown unsurprisingly finds boosted battery

2013 MacBook Air 13 teardown unsurprisingly finds boosted battery

What would you expect to find in a new MacBook Air 13 promising more battery life? If you said "a bigger battery" then iFixit's teardown of the new ultraportable won't come as a surprise to you: sure enough, where the 2012 Air had a 6,700 mAh, 7.3V power pack, the 2013 version steps up to a 7,150 mAh, 7.6V battery.

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Google Glass laid bare in full teardown

Google Glass laid bare in full teardown

It was bound to happen at some point, and condolences to whomever sacrificed their frames for the greater good aside, we've got our first look at the components from Google Glass and how they're fitted together. This comes from Star Simpson and Scott Torborg, who start their journey with a brief write up on picking up the Glass unit, and following it up with a detailed teardown of the unit, including a test using prescription frames.

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Samsung Galaxy S 4 teardown reveals extent of homegrown parts

Samsung Galaxy S 4 teardown reveals extent of homegrown parts

Certainly, the biggest smartphone launch of 2013, so far, has been the official launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S 4 smartphone. As we all expect with any high-profile launch of the new smartphone, a teardown of the device has now turned up looking at exactly how much it costs to produce. The tear down is also revealed something else that's quite interesting.

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Samsung GALAXY S 4 teardown tips real easy fix

Samsung GALAXY S 4 teardown tips real easy fix

When it comes to repairing the smartphone you own right this minute, chances are you've got such a difficult task at hand that you'll be better off handing the job over to a professional. When it comes to the Samsung GALAXY S 4, a teardown video (read: taking the device apart piece-by-piece) shown today appears to have revealed the device to be a rather easy-to-deconstruct setup. While this isn't the first time we've seen a GALAXY S 4 teardown (see an earlier rip-apart here with more detailed photos), it's nice to hear here and now that this device will be easier to repair than than the Galaxy S III - or so they say!

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