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MacBook Pro 13-inch 2019 teardown reveals one bright spot

MacBook Pro 13-inch 2019 teardown reveals one bright spot

There's a new MacBook Pro in town, and the first teardown has some not-so-great news for those looking to repair or update hardware on their own. The MacBook Pro 13-inch 2019 model (with two Thunderbolt Ports) didn't get a particularly great score from iFixit, but there is at least a silver lining to this raincloud. Where previous MacBooks didn't allow easy access to their touchpads (for removal and repair), this unit keeps it a little more real.

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iFixit Insight iPhone cases are a teardown that won’t kill your warranty

iFixit Insight iPhone cases are a teardown that won’t kill your warranty

For those not in the know, iFixit already offers a set of teardown wallpapers for various iPhones. These wallpapers essentially show you the internal components of your phone as if the display had been removed. It's a neat concept, offering those component images in the form of wallpapers, but now the company is taking things a step further by putting those images on phone cases.

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2019 MacBook Pro teardown shows just how Apple changed its keys

2019 MacBook Pro teardown shows just how Apple changed its keys

Apple's changes to the 2019 MacBook Pro to address keyboard reliability have been given the teardown treatment, to figure out just how the design has been altered. Apple announced the new 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro models earlier this week, and while new 8th and 9th Generation Intel Core processors were the headline, keyboard tweaks were just as eagerly anticipated by macOS fans.

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Pixel 3a and 3a XL iFixit teardown bodes well for repairs

Pixel 3a and 3a XL iFixit teardown bodes well for repairs

The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL were everything we expected them to be from leaks. That said, there were also some disappointing details we took for granted, like IP rating and wireless charging. While those are mostly seen as a downside, they also come with some advantages. As iFixit finds out, they make it a lot easier to open up the phones and repair them.

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Samsung asks iFixit to take down Galaxy Fold teardown

Samsung asks iFixit to take down Galaxy Fold teardown

It has barely been three years since the Galaxy Note 7 started catching fire and here is Samsung again trying to fend off one of the biggest fiascos in its history. Fortunately for the company, it isn't something it could be sued over yet (unless you consider existing pre-orders) and it's more of a PR and image problem for the smartphone giant. It isn't doing itself any favors, though, by asking iFixit to remove its teardown analysis of the problematic Galaxy Fold that clarifies what really caused the issues and, consequently, what future users should be careful about.

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Samsung Galaxy Fold iFixit teardown exposes fragile phone’s big problem

Samsung Galaxy Fold iFixit teardown exposes fragile phone’s big problem

Many of you have probably figured this out by now, but the Galaxy Fold is a delicate device. After a number of reviewers reported problems with malfunctioning displays, Samsung decided to delay the Galaxy Fold's release date over those issues. That delay didn't come before iFixit managed to get its hands on the device, and its teardown today shows us just how fragile the Galaxy Fold actually is.

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Huawei P30 Pro iFixit teardown reveals interesting design choices

Huawei P30 Pro iFixit teardown reveals interesting design choices

Smartphones today, especially the expensive flagships, have become more powerful and sophisticated but the literal price to pay is increased cost and difficulty in repairs. While authorized service centers have official tools and processes, they will also take the same journey that iFixit takes. The Huawei P30 Pro is one of the latest destinations of that journey and while the overall result is still disappointing, the teardown did reveal some surprising and pleasant nuggets.

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iFixit iPad Air 3 teardown is disappointingly familiar

iFixit iPad Air 3 teardown is disappointingly familiar

A day after ripping the 5th-generation iPad mini to pieces, iFixit is back and doing the same thing to the new iPad Air. Announced alongside each other a couple of weeks ago, these new iPads are reviving long-dormant product lines. We already know that tearing down the iPad mini 5 was an exercise in frustration, so maybe the iPad Air 3 fares better in that regard?

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iFixit iPad mini 5 teardown finds its mortal enemy inside

iFixit iPad mini 5 teardown finds its mortal enemy inside

After many years of waiting, Apple has finally refreshed the iPad mini line with a new device for 2019. As always, that means the folks at iFixit have obtained one as quickly as possible to rip its display off and show us how easy it is to repair its internal hardware. If you're a fan of iFixit's teardowns and you've caught the ones centered around recent Apple tablets, you probably already know how this one is going to go.

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iFixit’s iPhone battery replacement kits will stay discounted throughout 2019

iFixit’s iPhone battery replacement kits will stay discounted throughout 2019

By now, most iPhone users (and those who follow the tech industry in general) are probably very familiar with Apple's battery woes last year. After it became clear that Apple was intentionally slowing iPhones with older batteries, the company was at the center of a lot of controversy. So much controversy, in fact, that Apple decided to offer cheaper battery replacements for pretty much anyone with an out-of-warranty iPhone.

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Mac mini RAM upgrade kits undercut Apple

Mac mini RAM upgrade kits undercut Apple

It would appear that the Mac mini from late 2018 is quite a bit more versatile, hardware-wise, than most other Apple products. Today the folks at iFixit revealed they'd been working on a set of RAM stick replacements for those delivered with the most recent Mac mini release. They suggested that they'd seen such opportunity when their community-made RAM replacement guide saw tens of thousands of hits in a very short amount of time.

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Watch the 12.9-inch iPad Pro teardown reveal Apple’s secrets

Watch the 12.9-inch iPad Pro teardown reveal Apple’s secrets

Yesterday, iFixit published a teardown of the 11-inch 2018 iPad Pro and the results were less than stellar. Unlike some other recent Apple devices - specifically the Mac mini and the new MacBook Air - the 11-inch iPad Pro turned out to be something of a DIYer's nightmare, with gobs of glue holding everything down and making repair troublesome. Today, iFixit is taking a look inside the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and if you were hoping for a different outcome, we're sorry to say that you're probably going to be disappointed.

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