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iPhone 12 iFixit teardown reveals modular design for simple repairs

iPhone 12 iFixit teardown reveals modular design for simple repairs

The iFixit team has wrapped up its teardown of Apple's new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro models, giving consumers a look under the hood at what makes the devices tick, what has changed over the previous model, and the kinds of difficulties one may face if they attempt to fix the phone on their own. In addition to disassembling the iPhone 12, the team also took apart the MagSafe power puck introduced with the new models.

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Apple Watch Series 6 teardown details subtle changes and repairability score

Apple Watch Series 6 teardown details subtle changes and repairability score

The iFixit team has published their teardown of the newly announced Apple Watch Series 6 smartwatch, detailing the device's various components and the notable changes over the previous model, as well as revealing how difficult the watch will be to repair. The teardown details the Apple Watch Series 6 featuring LTE and GPS that is now available to purchase.

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Galaxy Z Fold 2 teardown shows improved design, better repairability

Galaxy Z Fold 2 teardown shows improved design, better repairability

The price that consumers have to pay for novel and futuristic devices like foldable phones goes beyond the literal price tag. The longevity of these devices, given their youth, also needs to be factored into the decision-making process. It was really no surprise that the Galaxy Fold would fail almost spectacularly in its durability and repairability but Samsung has now had more than a year to get things right or at least better this time. Fortunately for the Galaxy Z Fold 2, that does seem to be the case but iFixit still has some reservations about it.

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iFixit Surface Duo teardown finds some unsurprising bad news

iFixit Surface Duo teardown finds some unsurprising bad news

The Surface Duo is here and that can only mean one thing: iFixit has completed a teardown of it. Foldable devices like the Surface Duo have generally received pretty lousy repairability scores from the folks at iFixit, so can the Surface Duo be the device that finally turns it around? Unfortunately, the answer to that question is "no, it cannot."

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Pixel 4a iFixit teardown reveals a trap-laden puzzle

Pixel 4a iFixit teardown reveals a trap-laden puzzle

The Pixel 4a's less than premium body normally implies a less than rugged phone. On the upside, that usually means a phone that's also easy to open up and repair. If the Pixel 3a was anything to go by, iFixit's silent, or should we say ASMR-inspired, teardown should be straightforward and uneventful. Unfortunately, they do say looks can be deceiving and the Pixel 4a definitely falls into that category, lulling technicians into a sense of security before springing its cable traps to snare their tools.

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Galaxy Note 20’s different cooling systems is not a problem, says iFixit

Galaxy Note 20’s different cooling systems is not a problem, says iFixit

Some Samsung fans are still reeling over the processor gap between the Snapdragon and Exynos variants of the Galaxy S20 so it isn't surprising when people immediately jumped on the news about the Galaxy Note 20's cooling systems. When iFixit confirmed that a number of models are using graphene instead of the much-touted copper vapor cooling chamber, people immediately got worried about overheating problems and discrepancies in Samsung's latest flagship. iFixit is now setting the record straight to calm everyone, explaining that there shouldn't be any need to worry, at least without further scientific evidence.

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Galaxy Watch 3 iFixit teardown is a bit reassuring

Galaxy Watch 3 iFixit teardown is a bit reassuring

Next to our smartphones, no other mobile device may be in more danger of damage or wear and tear than the one that's always exposed to the elements. Smartwatches often come with some IP dust and water resistance rating and some even boast of a MIL-STD certification for extra ruggedness. Sooner or later, however, these wearables will eventually need to be repaired and, fortunately, the new Galaxy Watch 3 won't be much of a chore even for third-party technicians.

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Galaxy Buds Live teardown is revealing and almost painless

Galaxy Buds Live teardown is revealing and almost painless

Given their size, it's almost too easy to take Truly Wireless Stereo or TWS earbuds for granted, that is until you remember how much a pair cost you. Still, considering how relatively cheaper these tiny accessories are compared to the smartphones they're paired with, some people probably see all but the most expensive buds almost like disposable products. Of course, that doesn't mean they can't be repaired and Galaxy Buds Live, a.k.a. "Galaxy Beans", owners will be happy to know theirs is one of the easiest to repair in the market.

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OnePlus Nord iFixit teardown has no surprises and that’s a good thing

OnePlus Nord iFixit teardown has no surprises and that’s a good thing

The OnePlus Nord is probably one of the most affordable 5G phones in the market today, that was until Samsung launched the Galaxy A51 5G in the US where the Nord has yet to set foot in. The latest from the flagship killer still has some appeal to it, especially for those who have no love for Samsung's One UI experience and relatively slower updates. That said, OnePlus did cut some corners when it came to the phone's durability but that may have ironically made the OnePlus Nord easier to repair.

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DJI Mavic Air 2 iFixit teardown would put smartphones to shame

DJI Mavic Air 2 iFixit teardown would put smartphones to shame

iFixit is perhaps best known for taking apart phones, tablets, and laptops but, from time to time, it also tries to take a peek inside that other marvel of consumer technology, commercial drones. The launch of DJI's latest flying robot and the free time that iFixit experts now have on their hands seems like the perfect opportunity (or excuse) to revisit that process. Suffice it to say, they really wish smartphones were this easy to repair.

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iFixit just published a massive medical device repair database

iFixit just published a massive medical device repair database

At the moment, medical device repair is something that it's high demand because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, medical repair isn't always easy - much like device manufacturers who make our phones and laptops, the corporations that produce medical devices can sometimes make their repair information difficult to access, if that's something that's at all possible.

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Surface Go 2 is a little bit more repairable says iFixit

Surface Go 2 is a little bit more repairable says iFixit

Depending on who you ask, the latest iteration of the Surface Go might be a disappointment or a perfect upgrade. The base model, while retaining the affordable price tag, remains underwhelming while the configuration you'll probably want is slightly beyond reach and retains enough bezels to make it still look outdated. For iFixit, though, the Surface Go 2 is a rather significant and totally surprising improvement, making it slightly easier to repair even if it still remains low in the grand scheme of things.

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