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2021 MacBook Pro teardown tease shows what’s on the inside

2021 MacBook Pro teardown tease shows what’s on the inside

It's very common for manufacturers like Apple to release new products, and fans always want to know what they look like on the inside. However, the last thing most of us want to do is tear apart our brand-new and expensive gadgets to look. Thankfully, IFIXIT has been gutting new devices for a long time, giving us a look at what's on the inside without having to trash our own hardware.

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Apple Watch Series 7 teardown reveals small but important changes

Apple Watch Series 7 teardown reveals small but important changes

The iFixit team has published their completed teardown of the Apple Watch Series 7, revealing both large and small changes with the help of three former Apple engineers. The team teases that the Apple Watch Series 7 sports "secrets that only a trained eye can spot," including many subtle tweaks that the teardown team says are "significant" to the overall hardware upgrade.

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Nintendo Switch OLED iFixit teardown reveals the big changes inside

Nintendo Switch OLED iFixit teardown reveals the big changes inside

Those who have been patiently waiting for a substantial upgrade to the Nintendo Switch console may have been more than just miffed by the new OLED model. Although it might make some business sense for the gaming giant, the lack of significant hardware improvement on the four-year-old gaming console has fans continually frustrated. But while the new Nintendo Switch OLED seems like just a single step forward, iFixit proves there are many more changes than meets the eye, for better or for worse.

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Steam Deck teardown tells you exactly how to be bad

Steam Deck teardown tells you exactly how to be bad

Today the folks at Valve went ahead and tore down their next-generation portable gaming device Steam Deck. The Valve Steam Deck is not exactly like your average DIY PC build. Instead, it's more like... you COULD open it up, but you probably shouldn't. Valve's video is like a parent saying to a child: I know this looks fun, but DON'T do it.

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iPad mini 6 iFixit teardown explains jelly scrolling behavior

iPad mini 6 iFixit teardown explains jelly scrolling behavior

The iPad mini 6 introduced a lot of big changes to the small tablet family, the first one in a very long time. Not only has it adopted the design language now common across all iPhones and iPads, but it also finally embraced the USB-C connector. Although it seems minor in comparison, the larger display of the 6th gen iPad mini actually has significant consequences, including what could be the cause of what has been termed as the "jelly scrolling" behavior that Apple is dismissing as something completely normal.

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iPhone 13 Pro iFixit teardown reveals important repair changes

iPhone 13 Pro iFixit teardown reveals important repair changes

Apple has always frowned on third-party, especially DIY, repairs to protect its secrets as well as its reputation. It has implemented hurdles in both hardware design and software to discourage unauthorized repairs, though that hasn't really stopped the likes of iFixit from trying and fighting for the right to repair. The iPhone 13 series is no different, but the iPhone 13 Pro teardown reveals some changes that make repairing the phone easier and more difficult at the same time.

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Galaxy Buds 2 iFixit teardown hints at a disappointing trend

Galaxy Buds 2 iFixit teardown hints at a disappointing trend

It has pretty much become expected that almost all smartphones, especially high-end ones, aren't built to be easy to repair. They might be designed to survive a few accidents, but repairing them with less than trained hands has never been a priority. That practice has trickled down into the smallest of accessories that are often too easy to lose or too easy to break. Samsung's new Galaxy Buds 2 is no exception and may even point to less favorable changes in the future, at least as far as iFixit is concerned.

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Galaxy Z Fold 3 teardown videos reveal water resistance secrets

Galaxy Z Fold 3 teardown videos reveal water resistance secrets

Compared to the Galaxy Z Fold 3, this year's foldable headliner almost looks like an incremental upgrade rather than a revolutionary one, at least if you don't consider the "optional" S Pen. The small improvements, however, add up to make the Galaxy Z Fold 3 one of the most durable phones in the market, despite its seemingly fragile design and display. One of the biggest upgrades is the IPX8 rating that sounds almost impossible for such a device. Fortunately, JerryRigEverything and iFixit have taken apart the $1,800 phone to reveal Samsung's hydrophobic secrets.

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Pixel 5a teardown is surprisingly tedious

Pixel 5a teardown is surprisingly tedious

High-end phones are often built with more expensive materials and designs that are, more often than not, difficult to open up for repairs. In contrast, mid-range phones are traditionally easier to disassemble, though that trend is changing now as well. The new Pixel 5a seems to be part of that changing trend, and while it was easy to get started, Google's unconventional design and assembly require too much work to replace even some of the most basic components.

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Playdate teardown: How simple can gaming get?

Playdate teardown: How simple can gaming get?

Playdate is a handheld gaming machine that encourages users to buy in to the concept as much as they've bought in to the device itself. The machine's charm has as much to do with its graphic design and industrial design as it does its games, and the ways in which a user can play said games. The machine fits in your hand and has a display that's 2.7-inches in size with 400 x 240 pixel resolution. So you know this isn't about competing with your smartphone.

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Galaxy Z Flip 3 teardown shows plenty of graphite pads

Galaxy Z Flip 3 teardown shows plenty of graphite pads

While the Galaxy Z Fold 3 probably gets the lion's share of the attention, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is by no means an underdog. In fact, some early feedback would award the smaller foldable clamshell the "Buy" award for its price and practicality. The Galaxy Z Flip 3, however, is still a complex device that is still less durable than normal smartphones. That may mean it's also harder to repair, and, fortunately for us, PBKreviews went ahead and tested that theory.

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Galaxy Z Fold 3 teardown is as tedious as you might imagine

Galaxy Z Fold 3 teardown is as tedious as you might imagine

The Galaxy Z Fold 3 is probably one of the most complex smartphones in the market today. In addition to the flexible screen and the hinge that keeps it together, this year's foldable device also introduces IPX8 waterproof rating and an under-display (or under-panel) camera. All of these contribute to a device that needs to be tightly and securely packed, which, unfortunately, also means that it will be a pain to take apart and repair.

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