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2020 iPad Pro teardown and durability test look very familiar

2020 iPad Pro teardown and durability test look very familiar

Despite all odds and talk about delayed or insufficient supplies, Apple launched what may be its biggest change to the iPad Pro line yet. Actually, the biggest change may not be from the iPad Pro itself but from its keyboard accessory. Yes, the 2020 iPad Pro, specifically the larger 12.9-inch model, has a new LiDAR for augmented reality purposes. But aside from the few hardware upgrades, it seems that this year's iPad Pros are nearly identical to 2018's iPad Pros, and not in the good ways.

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Galaxy Buds+ teardown offers some relief for disappointed owners

Galaxy Buds+ teardown offers some relief for disappointed owners

The Galaxy Buds+ is an upgrade to the company's popular and affordable earbuds and while the audio accessories are more than decent, they come up short when it comes to 2020 expectations. In particular, the buds' chances of survival in the real-world is a bit questionable but, fortunately, Samsung does make some probably unintentional compensation for that. When the time comes for the Galaxy Buds+ to go under the knife, so to speak, it will at least be a bit painless as iFixit found out.

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Galaxy Z Flip iFixit dust test could raise more durability concerns

Galaxy Z Flip iFixit dust test could raise more durability concerns

Foldable phones are fragile and expensive pieces of electronics but that only seems to tempt people more to find out just how much torture they can take. It turns out, not that much but each new generation is admittedly getting more resilient than the previous one. The Galaxy Z Flip, at least on stage, was touted to have addressed many of the issues found in the Galaxy Fold. Naturally, the folks over at iFixit couldn't help but put at least one of those claims to the test.

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Motorola Razr teardown is full of red flags

Motorola Razr teardown is full of red flags

Motorola's Razr foldable launched a little over a week ago, and you know what that means: it's time for iFixit to tear it down. Attempting a teardown of a foldable device is something that's a bit more complex than a teardown of a more standard smartphone, but regardless, iFixit was determined to get inside this phone and see just how repairable it might be.

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iFixit Mac Pro teardown is a surprising win for DIYers

iFixit Mac Pro teardown is a surprising win for DIYers

The new Mac Pro has arrived, and with Apple touting the modular capabilities of this machine, there's a lot of curiosity surrounding just how DIY-friendly it is. That's the perfect cue for iFixit, which has busted out its collection of tools and disassembled one of these new Mac Pros to take a look inside. If you were hesitant to trust that this would be an easily repairable machine, you might be pleasantly surprised by the results of iFixit's teardown.

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iFixit PlayStation 1 teardown is a blast from the past

iFixit PlayStation 1 teardown is a blast from the past

It isn't too often that we see iFixit tearing down legacy hardware, but today is a special occasion. Today marks the 25th anniversary of the original PlayStation's release, which launched in Japan on December 3rd, 1994. In honor of that milestone, iFixit has decided to teardown an original console and take a look inside.

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16-inch MacBook Pro still extremely difficult to repair reveals iFixit

16-inch MacBook Pro still extremely difficult to repair reveals iFixit

Apple's mythical 16-inch MacBook Pro almost remained just that, late and elusive. But when it did finally debut, it checked almost every item on the rumor list, including the new-old scissor switch "Magic Keyboard". But we all know that looks can be deceiving and what lies beneath is just as important, especially when it comes to repairs. That's why iFixit experts dug deeper beyond the new MacBook Pro's keyboard to see what makes it tick and, most importantly, how to put it back together again.

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Huawei Mate 30 Pro repair is moderately easy as shown by iFixit teardown

Huawei Mate 30 Pro repair is moderately easy as shown by iFixit teardown

If you strip away the uncertainty around it, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro is arguably one of this year's top Android smartphones. For those in China that never had official access to Google apps and services anyway, that may already be the case. Presuming it ever this prolonged nightmare soon, it could still make up for lost time thanks to its standout features. But being a top smartphone doesn't exactly make the Mate 30 Pro easy to repair. Fortunately, as self-repair experts iFixit found out, it's not that hard to repair either.

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Surface Pro 7 is extremely difficult to repair based on iFixit teardown

Surface Pro 7 is extremely difficult to repair based on iFixit teardown

Microsoft unveiled quite a number of notable Surface devices last month but there is always an odd one out. The Surface Pro 7 seems to have gotten the short end of the stick this year, being seen as an almost forgettable upgrade. But more than just the meager step up in specs and features, the device is criticized for sporting an already very outdated design. It turns out, that's true inside as well.

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Surface Pro X iFixit teardown brings unexpectedly good news

Surface Pro X iFixit teardown brings unexpectedly good news

Historically speaking, the Surface Pro line has not been kind to the DIYers of the world. It seems that every time a new Surface Pro device comes out, iFixit tears it down only to discover that it isn't user-repairable in any real sense. Encouragingly, the Surface Pro X appears to buck that particular trend, and though it's far from perfect, it's still much more repairable than the other devices in its family.

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AirPods Pro iFixit teardown finds little hope for DIY repair

AirPods Pro iFixit teardown finds little hope for DIY repair

With Apple's new AirPods Pro on the market, it's time to see if they can be easily repaired by end-users. For that we turn to iFixit, which didn't have very many encouraging things to say about the original AirPods. In fact, iFixit gave the AirPods a dismal repairability score of 0/10, indicating that they were in no way repairable by the DIYers of the world.

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Pixel 4 XL teardown reveals we can’t blame Soli for battery size

Pixel 4 XL teardown reveals we can’t blame Soli for battery size

With the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL now officially on sale, it's time for none other than iFixit to tear them down. Today, the company published its teardown of the Pixel 4 XL, and like a lot of modern flagships these days, it didn't fare to well on the DIY repair front. There were some high points during iFixit's teardown, but those were unfortunately diminished by a phone that's difficult to get into and components that are hard to access.

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