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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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iMac Pro teardown video has good and bad upgrade news

iMac Pro teardown video has good and bad upgrade news

Apple seems to have conceded that professional users buying a new iMac Pro might be more demanding about upgrades than their consumer counterparts. Since the iMac was saw its most dramatic unibody adoption in 2009, embedding all of the components behind the display, its potential for user-upgrades has decreased. The new iMac Pro, however, takes a more forgiving approach along with its premium price tag.

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Huawei Mate 10 Pro teardown reveals hidden repair traps

Huawei Mate 10 Pro teardown reveals hidden repair traps

The trend towards more fashionable, glass back phones come at the price of repairability and sometimes even durability. While Huawei is boasting of how it is challenging the giants with its built-in nueral processing engine and its new desktop mode, it sadly isn’t daring to buck the trend when it comes to that new design fad. iFixit sinks its teeth into the Mate 10 Pro and discovers that Huawei’s most premium model has all the disadvantages of a glass and metal sandwich without the perks.

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Razer Phone is going to be tough to repair

Razer Phone is going to be tough to repair

The Razer Phone isn’t exactly the most beautiful phone in the market this year, but they do say that beauty is only skin deep. In this case, however, what’s true on the outside might be true on the inside as well. After mostly survive JerryRigEverything’s trinity of durability tests, the Razer Phone is now subjected to a teardown. And while it does survive it as well, it wasn’t the smoothest ride either.

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OnePlus 5T teardown is a mixed bag of surprises

OnePlus 5T teardown is a mixed bag of surprises

The OnePlus phones, from the very first One to the newest 5T, have always been tempting options. They always offer some of the best combination of hardware while keeping prices down to almost half of the competition. It is, of course, far from perfect and one of its still present flaws is the lack of waterproofing. The OnePlus 5T, sadly, doesn’t buck the trend. Or does it? As with many questions in life, the answer isn’t as straightforward as we’d like.

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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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Nokia 8 is going to be a chore to open up for repairs

Nokia 8 is going to be a chore to open up for repairs

Nokia phones are quite known and notorious for their durability, but that was back in the days of plastic and rubber. With glass and metal wrapped around today’s smartphones, it’s good to see that even Nokia’s premium flagship so far, the Nokia 8, is a solid runner. But durability doesn’t exactly equate to repairability and, in fact, is sometimes the opposite. But while the Nokia 8 does score some points in the latter, it’s not going to be an easy journey inside.

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Xbox One X Teardown and Unboxing

Xbox One X Teardown and Unboxing

Now that we've got our very own Xbox One X, we're unboxing it, piece by piece. But we're not stopping there. We're going deeper, under the outer encasement into the guts of this machine. This unboxing and teardown of the Xbox One X precedes our full review which will quite possibly have appeared by the time this article is read by you in the future - look up SlashGear Xbox One X Review to be sure!

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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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