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iPad Pro Magic Keyboard trackpad teardown reveals a nifty trick

iPad Pro Magic Keyboard trackpad teardown reveals a nifty trick

Apple's new Magic Keyboard accessory for the iPad Pro is a curious thing in more ways than one. While many will naturally focus on the message that Apple is trying to send in making the iPad Pro a veritable MacBook competitor, others like iFixit are more entranced by what goes inside. Going beyond X-Rays, the teardown experts make their first entry into the mobile Magic Keyboard and already discovered a few treasures along the way.

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iPhone SE 2020 full iFixit teardown reveals a moderately repairable phone

iPhone SE 2020 full iFixit teardown reveals a moderately repairable phone

iFixit earlier took a quick peek into the insides of the new iPhone SE. To its delight, it found that some parts are compatible and even replaceable with iPhone 8 spare parts. It wasn't the full story yet though and now iFixit has bared all, including how easy or difficult it is to fix the iPhone SE 2020 if it ever does break. Fortunately or unfortunately, the same things that make it difficult to take apart also make it harder to break as well.

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iPhone SE 2020 iFixit teardown reveals iPhone 8 interchangeable parts

iPhone SE 2020 iFixit teardown reveals iPhone 8 interchangeable parts

Apple once struck gold with the iPhone SE which did more than just offer a throwback to a design long gone. It gave smartphone users an affordable iPhone that mixed old design with new components. Apple is seemingly striking gold a second time with the iPhone SE 2020 for the very same reason but iFixit's preliminary teardown reveals there is more to the iPhone 8 look-alike that makes it even more unique and more desirable for iPhone fans.

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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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