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If your iPhone does this, get it fixed ASAP

If your iPhone does this, get it fixed ASAP

Today we're having a peek at a little-known sign of an error in a number of iPhones purchased over the past several years. The error appears in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and it shows itself as a "graying out" of apps. Once the graying begins, the phone cannot be shut down, or it becomes stuck in a boot loop the likes of which only an opening up of the phone can fix.

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OnePlus 6 teardown shows that glass ruins everything

OnePlus 6 teardown shows that glass ruins everything

iFixit has wasted little time in tearing down yet another flagship phone: the OnePlus 6. US orders for the OnePlus 6 opened only yesterday, and a mere 24 hours later, iFixit is getting its hands dirty and telling us just how easy it is to repair the phone as a DIY project. As with most phones iFixit takes a look at these days, its findings are both good and bad.

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Huawei P20 Pro teardown shows Steve Jobs’ wisdom stuck

Huawei P20 Pro teardown shows Steve Jobs’ wisdom stuck

Inside the Huawei P20 Pro is proof that the industrial designers behind the phone were extraordinarily talented. With such a strange amalgamation of parts in this smartphone, it must have been difficult to arrange its innards in an aesthetically pleasing way. Not that this was Huawei's primary goal, but they've succeeded nonetheless.

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2018 iPad iFixit teardown reveals one saving grace

2018 iPad iFixit teardown reveals one saving grace

Apple’s devices have never been easy to open up and repair. They are intentionally designed to discourage tampering, which, sadly, also makes repairs harder and more expensive. Especially since most owners are pushed to only use authorized Apple repair services. The newest iPad, a.k.a. the 2018 iPad or the iPad 6, carries a lot of the previous generation’s design so its iFixit repairability score isn’t exactly surprising. That said, sticking to that almost ancient design ironically gives this iPad an advantage when it comes to repairs.

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Galaxy S9+ teardown bares dual aperture secrets

Galaxy S9+ teardown bares dual aperture secrets

When Samsung boasted that the Galaxy S9 reimagined the camera, it wasn’t actually referring to a completely new image sensor, though that has been upgraded, too. DRAM on (or rather, under) the image sensor is something Sony already did last year. It was, in fact, the dual aperture feature that gave the early 2018 flagship its unique flavor. iFixit tears the Galaxy S9+ down to take a peek at those lenses. And, of course, to see just how easy, or how hard, it is to take the phone apart.

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Apple HomePod teardown has good news and bad

Apple HomePod teardown has good news and bad

As with all high-profile device launches, it hasn't taken very long for the folks at iFixit to get their hands on the new Apple HomePod and promptly rip the sucker open. There are two goals in doing so, as the teardown gives us a look at the hardware that's inside and also shows us how easy it would be for the end user to repair the product on their own. Unfortunately, those of you who were hoping for a DIY-friendly repair job are about to be disappointed.

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iMac Pro teardown: Modular parts, hard modularity

iMac Pro teardown: Modular parts, hard modularity

The folks at iFixit have torn down the newest Apple mega-computer, the iMac Pro. This computer looks like an iMac - that is, an all-in-one computer with a sleek stand - but it's got the guts of a much more powerful beast. As the folks at iFixit said, "this iMac Pro isn't jut a reskinned iMac after all."

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iFixit matches iPhone’s battery discount in Right to Repair fight

iFixit matches iPhone’s battery discount in Right to Repair fight

Though Apple has created a fair amount of controversy by admitting that it does indeed slow down older phones to compensate for worn down batteries, there is one good thing to come out of this whole debacle. Yesterday, Apple announced that it will offer $29 battery replacements for out-of-warranty iPhones dating back to the iPhone SE. That's in comparison to the normal price of $79 for a battery replacement, and this deal is going to last through December 2018.

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Surface Book 2 iFixit teardown unsurprisingly scores low

Surface Book 2 iFixit teardown unsurprisingly scores low

It might be a depressing future for third-party repair centers, but we’re seeing a strong trend among devices year after year. They are becoming more integrated, more compact, and harder to take apart. Granted, unlike desktops, smartphones and tablets usually aren’t designed to be upgradeable and OEMs naturally frown on unauthorized (and therefore unprofitable for them) repairs. So it is really no surprise that the new Surface Book 2, a half step up from the first model two years ago, scored very low on iFixit’s repairability scale. The one saving grace is that it didn’t do worse than the Surface Laptop.

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iPhone X teardown reveals a few unexpected surprises

iPhone X teardown reveals a few unexpected surprises

The iPhone X is perhaps the most anticipated phone of 2017. Today just so happens to be launch day for the iPhone X, and what better way to celebrate than with a teardown that shows us its rather expensive innards? In typical fashion, iFixit has delivered just that, hoping to find out just how repairable the iPhone X is by the end user.

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Pixel 2 teardown discovers the hardware behind Active Edge

Pixel 2 teardown discovers the hardware behind Active Edge

With the Pixel 2 now available around the US, there's no better time for the arrival of iFixit's teardown. As it does with all flagship phone releases, iFixit has cracked open the Pixel 2, giving us a look at its internal hardware and determining just how easy it will be for end-users to perform DIY repairs. Beyond the fixability rating we always look forward to, this Pixel 2 teardown makes some pretty interesting discoveries.

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Apple Watch Series 3 teardown still leaves one big mystery

Apple Watch Series 3 teardown still leaves one big mystery

iFixit has been very busy lately. In the past few weeks, we've not only received teardowns for Android flagships like the Essential Phone and the Galaxy Note 8, but last week iFixit also gave us an iPhone 8 teardown in time for its launch day. Today the device getting torn to shreds is the Apple Watch Series 3, and for those of you who have performed repairs on the Apple Watch Series 2, you're in for a few familiar sights.

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