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iPhone 12 mini iFixit teardown reveals what shrunk to fit everything

iPhone 12 mini iFixit teardown reveals what shrunk to fit everything

Apple has definitely come a long way since the early years of the iPhone, back when it launched at most just two models per year. This year, it went all out and launched not just three like last year but four iPhone 12 options, including what was formally named the iPhone 12 mini. It is, however, mini only in comparison to the other three but, despite the size, Apple still managed to cram almost all the basic features but not without compromising on at least one important spec.

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iPhone 12 Pro Max teardown shows battery size, curious changes

iPhone 12 Pro Max teardown shows battery size, curious changes

Apple is not one to divulge too many technical details or engage in tech babble, preferring to paint features and numbers in ways consumers can more easily understand. That also makes it a bit harder to make comparisons between different device models and some rely on teardowns to confirm what Apple has really packed inside. That's what makes this initial and brief iPhone 12 Pro Max inside scoop interesting, revealing the changes Apple has made, most of them in the name of 5G.

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Xbox Series X teardown reveals the massive cooling system

Xbox Series X teardown reveals the massive cooling system

Now that the Xbox Series X is out in the wild, it's time to take a closer look at its insides. The first step is always the most difficult, as it requires that the user break the seal - and effectively void any guarantees they had for repairs with Microsoft and/or the 3rd-party retail company from which they've purchased their Xbox Series X. Once we're inside, the fine folks at iFixit provide a lovely list of identified components.

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PS5 DualSense Controller iFixit teardown sends mixed messages

PS5 DualSense Controller iFixit teardown sends mixed messages

Some might take for granted how sophisticated a game controller can be, especially when compared to a more complicated console it's paired with. Given how much more wear and tear it faces, however, it's even more crucial for these essential gaming accessories to be more modular and repairable. The DualSense controllers for the PlayStation 5 are definitely not your run of the mill gamepad and iFixit's teardown proves just how more complicated it has become in some ways while still being repairable in others.

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PlayStation 5 DualSense teardown shows off new controller tech

PlayStation 5 DualSense teardown shows off new controller tech

We've already seen an official teardown of the PlayStation 5, and today, it's time to take a look inside the console's new DualSense controller. Generally speaking, controllers are something of known quantity - we wouldn't necessarily expect the inside of an Xbox Series X controller to look a whole lot different from an Xbox One controller, for instance. However, the DualSense controller has some new tech inside it, which makes a teardown well worth it.

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Pixel 5 teardown is reassuring but leaves one question open

Pixel 5 teardown is reassuring but leaves one question open

Google's latest Pixel phone has been unable to escape many of the curses of its predecessors. Despite having rather mid-range specs, particularly for the Snapdragon 765G processor, it still costs more than a mid-range phone. More importantly, the Pixel 5 seems to be still be beset by hardware issues just like its forebears, one that is slowly starting to spread among early owners. A new teardown video takes a deep look inside and while it actually inspires confidence, it still leaves the mystery unsolved.

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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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Despite what you’ve heard about the 5G iPhone 12, here’s the battery truth

Despite what you’ve heard about the 5G iPhone 12, here’s the battery truth

An iPhone 12 teardown revealed the truth about the battery capacity of the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Pro. Early reviews of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro suggested issues with the battery life and/or potential capacity of the batteries inside. As we were to discover for the first time with some hard evidence in teardown form today, both the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Pro have precisely the same size (capacity) battery inside.

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iPhone 12 teardown shows peek at upgrades

iPhone 12 teardown shows peek at upgrades

The iPhone 12 was shown in a teardown video this week before general availability for consumers. This device is one of two iPhone 12 devices that'll be released in the first wave, the other called iPhone 12 Pro. This standard iPhone 12 has a significantly different hardware design on the outside compared to the last couple of generations of iPhone, so it's no surprise that the insides have changed in several key ways.

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OnePlus 8T teardown reveals charging and cooling features

OnePlus 8T teardown reveals charging and cooling features

OnePlus just announced what may be its last smartphone of the year and, depending on who you ask, it could be OnePlus' best yet or just a rehash of the OnePlus 8 Pro with some new things add inside. Those new things, however, are pretty much one of the selling points of the OnePlus 8T Pro, particularly its fast charging capabilities. What else has changed inside will only be possible to know through a teardown and, fortunately, JerryRigEverything is only too happy to bare it all.

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PlayStation 5 teardown sees Sony reveal some new console secrets

PlayStation 5 teardown sees Sony reveal some new console secrets

The launch of the PlayStation 5 is coming up fast, and today, Sony is giving us an up-close look at the new console. Sony has published a teardown of the PlayStation 5 that takes inside and lets us take a peek at the hardware that makes the console run. This isn't the first time Sony has done something like this, as we also saw it teardown the PlayStation 4 Pro back when that console was the hot new thing.

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Surface Duo teardown magnifies flaws and strengths

Surface Duo teardown magnifies flaws and strengths

The Microsoft Surface Duo is probably one of the prettiest phones we've seen this year but it may have also become one of the most disappointing. Beyond the 2019 specs in a 2020 device, the software experience has also been less than gratifying thanks to the accumulation of small but annoying bugs. The teardown and repair narrative is even worse as iFixit showed and now JerryRigEverything's Zack Nelson makes that journey with an even more tragic ending.

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