Teardown

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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LG Wing teardown reveals its swiveling secrets

LG Wing teardown reveals its swiveling secrets

LG may have just upstaged Samsung and Microsoft in terms of putting out the most innovative smartphone of the year. Whether or not the LG Wing actually makes practical sense is a different question and doesn't really take away the fact that this odd contraption is not something many would have seen coming ever. But more than just the eccentricity of a swiveling phone, the LG Wing is also a design and engineering mystery waiting to be solved and, thankfully, we have JerryRigEverything for that.

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Apple Watch Series 6 teardown details subtle changes and repairability score

Apple Watch Series 6 teardown details subtle changes and repairability score

The iFixit team has published their teardown of the newly announced Apple Watch Series 6 smartwatch, detailing the device's various components and the notable changes over the previous model, as well as revealing how difficult the watch will be to repair. The teardown details the Apple Watch Series 6 featuring LTE and GPS that is now available to purchase.

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Galaxy Z Fold 2 teardown shows improved design, better repairability

Galaxy Z Fold 2 teardown shows improved design, better repairability

The price that consumers have to pay for novel and futuristic devices like foldable phones goes beyond the literal price tag. The longevity of these devices, given their youth, also needs to be factored into the decision-making process. It was really no surprise that the Galaxy Fold would fail almost spectacularly in its durability and repairability but Samsung has now had more than a year to get things right or at least better this time. Fortunately for the Galaxy Z Fold 2, that does seem to be the case but iFixit still has some reservations about it.

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iFixit Surface Duo teardown finds some unsurprising bad news

iFixit Surface Duo teardown finds some unsurprising bad news

The Surface Duo is here and that can only mean one thing: iFixit has completed a teardown of it. Foldable devices like the Surface Duo have generally received pretty lousy repairability scores from the folks at iFixit, so can the Surface Duo be the device that finally turns it around? Unfortunately, the answer to that question is "no, it cannot."

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Pixel 4a iFixit teardown reveals a trap-laden puzzle

Pixel 4a iFixit teardown reveals a trap-laden puzzle

The Pixel 4a's less than premium body normally implies a less than rugged phone. On the upside, that usually means a phone that's also easy to open up and repair. If the Pixel 3a was anything to go by, iFixit's silent, or should we say ASMR-inspired, teardown should be straightforward and uneventful. Unfortunately, they do say looks can be deceiving and the Pixel 4a definitely falls into that category, lulling technicians into a sense of security before springing its cable traps to snare their tools.

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Galaxy Note 20’s different cooling systems is not a problem, says iFixit

Galaxy Note 20’s different cooling systems is not a problem, says iFixit

Some Samsung fans are still reeling over the processor gap between the Snapdragon and Exynos variants of the Galaxy S20 so it isn't surprising when people immediately jumped on the news about the Galaxy Note 20's cooling systems. When iFixit confirmed that a number of models are using graphene instead of the much-touted copper vapor cooling chamber, people immediately got worried about overheating problems and discrepancies in Samsung's latest flagship. iFixit is now setting the record straight to calm everyone, explaining that there shouldn't be any need to worry, at least without further scientific evidence.

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Galaxy Note 20 teardowns expose two weird mysteries

Galaxy Note 20 teardowns expose two weird mysteries

The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and Galaxy Note 20 have revealed their inner secrets - or some of them, at least - with a teardown of both new S Pen flagships revealing some of the unexpected decisions Samsung made in designing its latest phones. Put on sale just last week, the Note 20 series comes in two different variations in the US - one 6.7-inches, and the other 6.9-inches, though the changes don't stop at screen size - though versions outside of the US can come with different processors and don't always have 5G.

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