• iFixit Tears Apart The PlayBook

    It’s the newest tradition in gadget journalism: get the latest device and break it to pieces on camera neatly and systematically, then arrange all the pieces in a little display, noting the most interesting bits. The PlayBook has just gotten the iFixit treatment. Read More

  • iFixit Tears Down The….Apple Smart Cover

    Sigh. Here we go. iFixit just did its thing on the iPad 2 Smart Cover. Yep, they tore down the cover and found that a whooping 31 magnets are used between the cover itself and the iPad 2 to hold the cover in place — ten in the iPad and 21 in the cover. So there you have it. Lots and lots of magnets. God’s little magically wonders. iFixit Read More

  • iFixit Tears Down The Latest MacBook Pro, Finds MacBook Pro Parts Inside

    When there’s a new gadget, iFixit simply must tear it apart in the name of gadget pr0n. This includes the latest MacBook Pro. The firm found that the battery is the same as the current generation even though the advertised life is slightly lower. (or rather more realistic) It’s also secured separately from other components, allowing it to stay in place rather than removing it… Read More

  • iFixit Goes Speaker Hunting In HTC Surround Teardown

    Spoiler: The inside of a Windows Phone 7 device looks like the inside of an Android or iOS device — just so you know. Didn’t want you proceeding expecting to see something like little Redmond gremlins hobbling around the circuit boards and modems. Yeah, if you’ve seen one teardown, you’ve seen them all. So unless you get a tech chubby from circuit board pr0n, proceed… Read More

  • iFixit's iPad App: A Nice Last-Minute Gift For The Tinkerer In The Family

    That is, if they like gifts that are free. Because the newly-on-iPad app from the folks at iFixit definitely is free, and isn’t even ad-supported. It’s leveraging their growing database of repair instructions for cameras, game consoles, mobile phones, and pretty much everything out there. Read More

  • GalTab Broke Down

    What’s inside a Samsung Galaxy Tab? Not snips, snails, or puppy dog tails. Instead you fine a large battery, an ARM A8 Hummingbird processor, and all the build quality of an Apple product. After pulling off the screen, iFixIt got to the guts fairly quickly and they had a bit to say about the reparability and processing power. Read More

  • Inside the Logitech Revue

    Our buddies at iFixIt have torn down the Logitech Revue Google TV box and found what amounts to be a mini computer powered by an Intel Atom CE4150 1.2 GHz processor. Oddly enough, for a device with no storage space, it contains 5GB of NAND flash. Read More

  • New MacBook Air Teardown Reveals Relatively Few Apple Design Secrets

    In classic iFixit fashion, the latest Apple laptop has been torn to pieces a mere day after its release event. How exciting! Now we get to find out how Apple managed to cram so much of 2007’s technology into that gorgeous case. Unsurprisingly, Apple has made the new MacBook Air nigh-impossible to service on your own. Not only is the interior secured by five-sided Torx T5 screws, but most… Read More

  • Tearing Down The iPod Shuffle: Harder Than You Think

    Tearing down the iPod Shuffle may look easy – it is, after all, made of a few pieces of aluminium press-fitted and glued together – but the poor lads at iFixIt had a dickens of a time. Their complaint? Although this step makes it look super-simple to open the Shuffle, it’s not. It took us a good half hour of prying and heat-gunning to open the little guy.
    Pro tip: Aluminum… Read More

  • FCC Reveals Inside Of New iPod Touch

    With today’s announcement of the new iPod Touch, you know there are certain people just itching to take a look at the inside, to tear it apart and see what changes have been made since the last time Apple updated the popular PMP player. Bad news boys; the FCC beat you to the punch. Read More

  • iFixit tears apart the iPhone 4 in graphic detail

    iFixit is legendary for taking things apart. They are famous for going to great lengths to get the latest in technology, and then tear it apart. The iPhone 4 is no exception, as their person took a 16 hour plane ride as well as packed a tent prepared to sit and wait for the phone. Ironically, FedEx delivered the phones two days earlier then expected, and they didn’t have to send anyone… Read More

  • iFixit Breaks Down the Mac Mini

    Our friends at iFixit have taken the new Mac Mini apart to show us it’s insides. From the looks of it, it was a pretty easy break down, with not too many parts inside. And, it looks just as good inside as i does out – in true Apple fashion. Here are the highlights: Read More

  • iPad 3G gets torn down

    Desperate to see what’s under the smooth exterior of your new iPad 3G but don’t want to crack it open and void the warranty? Fear not, friend. iFixit has done the dirty work (very cleanly, I might add) and taken the iPod touch jumbo edition to pieces. There aren’t a lot of surprises, but hey, it’s Saturday afternoon and you want to see the guts of an expensive gadget. Read More

  • iFixit attempts to usher in a new age of user-repaired devices

    You’re probably familiar with iFixit. We link to their teardowns and home fixing guides all the time on CrunchGear; they mostly focus on Apple, and their light and informative tone is a welcome addition to such a dry topic as hardware disassembly. Well, they’ve decided that merely providing help for Apple users isn’t enough, and are today launching a “global repair… Read More

  • Tearing down the Apple A4 processor

    Kyle at iFixit and his buddies at Chipworks straight up tore into the A4 chip that appears in the Apple iPad. The chip is an ARM processor with a small RAM package made by Samsung. The processor itself is made entirely by Apple although it is based mostly on the original Samsung processor made for the iPhone. Other interesting points include the possibility of an onboard GPU, the same one… Read More

  • iFixit sees London, France: Tears apart iPad limb from limb

    Need more iPad news? Who doesn’t! It’s practically a life-giving force at this point. Anyhow, the fine chaps over at iFixit have taken apart an iPad for all to see. It nicely complements the FCC’s own handiwork from a few hours ago. Read More

  • iFixit tears apart an Apple tablet

    ‘Dem crazy boys over at iFixit are at it again. This time they’ve torn apart the only Apple Tablet so far to be owned by consumers and detailed the entire process for the ages. That is of course if someone would actually wanna disassemble a priceless first-gen Apple tablet otherwise known as an Apple Newton. Good times. Read More

  • iFixIt Tears down the Flip Mino HD

    Ooots ooots ooots. It’s Wednesday morning and there’s nothing you deserve more than a little soft house music and a Flip Mino HD teardown. The folks at iFixIt know you’re feeling the need so they prepared this detailed slideshow and teardown description for you and yours. Click through for video. Read More

  • iFixIt Announces Answers: Do Not Return Product to Store

    Our buddy Kyle at iFixIt.com has just announced a beta version of iFixIt Answers, a collaborative repair community for gadgets. It might be a great resource for friends and family who can’t figure out how to work the TV remote. How does it work? You ask a question on Answers and then can follow as folks help out and answer your questions. This also creates a database of answers for… Read More

  • iFixit gives a Blendtec blender the once-over

    Ever wonder exactly how the people at Blendtec manage to blend, well, pretty much everything? Curious are ya? Well, the crazy folks at iFixit got hold of the base model (only 1560 watts) and took that bad boy apart. What follows, is internet history. Read More