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iPhone A7 Chip Teardown: Power-Dense Samsung Silicon

We’ve already seen inside the iPhone 5S and found out that its guts are blisteringly fast—but now iFixit has taken a very close look indeed at the A7 silicon that powers the new phone.Read more…

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iPhone 5 vs. iPhone 5C Teardown: Just How Different Are They?

We already know that the iPhone 5C is basically an iPhone 5 with a fancy plastic coat, but how do they compare side-by-side? There are a few more differences than you’d think.Read more…

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Airport Extreme Teardown: Hack This Router With Your Own Hard Drive

Apple announced a new Airport Extreme earlier this week, and iFixit has already torn it apart. The good news? It’s a hacker’s dream.
Instead of opting for a new, custom case for the new router, Apple has opted to just reuse the case of its Time Capsule…

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New iMac Teardown: There’s Still Spare Room in This Skinny Frame

The skinny new iMac goes on sale today. But before anyone in the US has even had a chance to touch it, an enterprising Japanese blogger has already managed to tear one to pieces. More &…

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The First Pictures in the World of the iPhone 5 Taken Apart

You can’t even buy an iPhone 5 yet, but some speedy German tinkerers at iPhone Garage have ripped the thing apart for the world’s first teardown. Underneath the hood, the phone is absolutely go…

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Teardown Reveals the Apple TV’s New Guts

Though it’s not Apple’s most exciting announcement of recent time, the Apple TV received a big a boost in specs last week. Now a teardown by a forum member at XBMC.org shows exactly what’s chan…

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The New iPod Nano’s Got a New Apple Processor

Just a few days after we first saw the new fitness-centric iPod Nano, iFixit has already exposed its guts. Turns out the new Nano didn’t just get a UI upgrade—it got some new hardware to…

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New Mac Mini Is Roomy Enough For A Second Hard Drive

The new Mac Mini is a roomy little bugger. Inside its aluminum body, there’s an extra SATA connector and room for a second hard drive. You’ll need to find a SATA cable, but iFixit is on the hu…

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New Macbook Air Teardown Shows SSDs Not Bolted Down Just Yet

Hey, this is good news: iFixit’s teardown of the new Macbook Airs, which were released yesterday, shows that the SSDs aren’t soldered to the motherboard, making them user-replaceable. More&…

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Maybe Apple’s Thunderbolt Cable Is Worth $50 After All

It doesn’t take long, does it? The same day Apple’s new Thunderbolt cable hit retail shelves, iFixit took it apart to see what makes it tick. More »

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