Teardown

Apple Watch Series 4 teardown reveals surprises the keynote didn’t mention

Apple Watch Series 4 teardown reveals surprises the keynote didn’t mention

Apple's ambitions for the Apple Watch Series 4 could hardly be described as humble, but according to a teardown of the smartwatch there's still some surprising news once you get inside the casing. Announced earlier this month alongside the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, the fourth-generation wearable packs a bigger screen and a new chipset, though some of the flagship features won't go live until later this year.

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iPhone Xs and Xs Max teardown reveal new battery tech

iPhone Xs and Xs Max teardown reveal new battery tech

With the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max launching in a number of regions around the world today, iFixit has delivered its anticipated pair of teardowns. It's doing things a bit differently this time around, as its taking a look at the internals of both the iPhone Xs and Xs Max side-by-side. If you were around for last year's iPhone X teardown, you're definitely going to see a few familiar sights here.

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iPhone Xs teardown shows new battery, expanded waterproofing

iPhone Xs teardown shows new battery, expanded waterproofing

The iPhone Xs and Xs Max launch tomorrow, and while we expect a flood of teardown videos to land once the phones are finally out on shelves, the first one was actually published today. This new teardown video gives us an up-close look at the internals of the iPhone Xs, which is likely the model most people will be buying tomorrow. Surprising, however, is the fact that this teardown isn't coming from who you might initially expect.

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Pocophone F1 teardown: easy and surprising

Pocophone F1 teardown: easy and surprising

Xiaomi’s Pocophone F1 is poised to snatch the title of “flagship killer” away from OnePlus. But unlike OnePlus, the Pocophone is unabashedly a budget phone that spreads a lot of plastic around. JerryRigEverything, however, proved that, at least on the outside, the smartphone is just as sturdy as more expensive flagships. Now the popular YouTube channel is opening up the phone that lived to see if it is just as impressive on the inside as it was on the outside.

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Galaxy Note 9 teardown shows no water or carbon inside

Galaxy Note 9 teardown shows no water or carbon inside

One of the literally biggest changes Samsung made to the Galaxy Note 9 is the battery. Surpassing even the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7, the 4,000 mAh battery in the Galaxy Note 9 may be causing some would be owners some worry. That’s why Samsung keeps on talking about its new “water carbon cooling system” that will douse both heat and fears. Naturally, this has caught the attention of JerryRigEverything who pries the phablet apart to see what all the fuss is about.

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Galaxy Note 9 teardown reveals what has changed inside

Galaxy Note 9 teardown reveals what has changed inside

If you simply look at the Galaxy Note 9, you might not see much of a difference from its predecessor or from the Galaxy S9+ for that matter. Aside from the rear, the changes are all invisible to the user, in more ways than one. In addition to new features and new specs, the Galaxy Note 9’s innards have changed as well. But like the smartphone itself, the changes revealed by the first ever teardown of the device are both subtle yet significant.

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Surface Go teardown reveals one saving grace

Surface Go teardown reveals one saving grace

Microsoft's Surface Go may be cheap, but you pay for that in dire repairability and hardware that's practically disposable, a teardown of the tablet has concluded. Launched as the entry-level model in the company's Windows 2-in-1 line-up, the baby Surface keeps one key part of its bigger siblings' DNA.

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Here’s how Apple’s new MacBook Pro keyboard actually performs

Here’s how Apple’s new MacBook Pro keyboard actually performs

Not since Baywatch in the days of Pamela Anderson has silicone proved so fascinating to so many, as Apple using it in the third-generation butterfly keyboard on the controversial 2018 MacBook Pro. The reworked keys are, Apple insists, all about reducing noise, but that hasn't stopped plentiful speculation that in reality they're intended to address the spate of stuck buttons that forced the Cupertino firm to offer free repairs.

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New MacBook Pro with Touch Bar teardown: same old, same old

New MacBook Pro with Touch Bar teardown: same old, same old

Apple just launched its mid-year lineup of MacBook Pros and not without some controversy, specifically around the keyboard. The mid-2018 generation features much-needed upgrades in specs but keeps everything else almost the same. One the one hand, that’s good for repairs since there’s nothing new to trip technicians up. On the other hand, it also means the MacBook Pro retains its low, low repairability score as well, which shouldn’t be news to anyone by now.

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Vivo Nex S hidden camera exposed in “clear phone” mod

Vivo Nex S hidden camera exposed in “clear phone” mod

Today the backside see-through edition of the Vivo Nex S shows what's going on inside one of the strangest phones ever made. The Vivo Nex S is a smartphone with no immediately apparent frontside camera. Instead of an exposed camera, this device has a camera that pops up when it's activated by the camera app or a 3rd-party app.

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New MacBook Pro features debris-repelling keyboard, iFixit discovers

New MacBook Pro features debris-repelling keyboard, iFixit discovers

As you may have heard, Apple released new MacBook Pros earlier this week, featuring the usual processor and RAM updates, along with True Tone displays. Less touted, however, was an "improved third-generation keyboard" which only promises to offer a quieter typing experience. Apple didn't say anything about making real changes to the keyboard's butterfly switch mechanism, leaving us wondering if they'd even addressed the recently acknowledged "sticky key" problem. As it turns out, they did.

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OPPO Find X teardown exposes its clever camera slider trick

OPPO Find X teardown exposes its clever camera slider trick

Smartphones with mechanized parts may well be a stopgap measure until we figure out better ways to hide the cameras, but there's no denying that OPPO's Find X is fairly hypnotic with its pop-out top. Announced last month, it's the second Android phone we've seen this year to take an unusual route to both accommodating the desire for minimal screen bezels and a general dislike of "notched" panels.

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