Nov 02


iFixit did a new iPad teardown, this time of the new iPad Air. This is the first major redesign of the iPad we’ve seen since the iPad 2 back in 2011. What will the iPad Air score on our repairability scale? Check out the video after the break. » iFixit iPad Air Teardown

Sep 21


iFixit got their hands on an iPhone 5 from Australia and started to teardown the iPhone 5 to see what’s inside. Some big changes in Apple’s latest iPhone are the 4-inch 1136×640 pixel (326 ppi) Retina display, the Apple A6 system on a chip (SoC), the 8 megapixel iSight camera, the new 8-pin Lightning connector, 4G LTE connectivity and of course iOS 6. The first thing they noticed during the teardown is that it will be a lot easier replacing the iPhone 5 screen than previous iPhone’s, “Because the iPhone 5 is opened front-to-back, replacing a cracked screen is going to be easier than ever. Compare this to the iPhone 4s, where it took 38 steps to isolate the display assembly.” » iPhone 5 Teardown [iFixit]

Feb 24

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iFixit received an “iPad 3 display”, and they took a good hard look at it, and nailed down some specifics: the display resolution (as rumored) looks to be 2048×1536, and there are subtle differences in the style of connector and placement of the retaining clips. Whether or not you consider this a true “retina display,” it is hard to argue that the pixel-density of the “iPad 3” beats the heck out of everything else on the market. Check the video overview after the break. » iFixit Took A Closer Look At The iPad 3 Retina Display

Mar 12

After months of hot and heavy of rumors, the iPad 2 has arrived, and we didn’t waste any time tearing it down. This video gives an overview of iFixit’s iPad 2 teardown, and highlights a couple of special differences (a 1 ghz, dual core A5 processor, for example!). » iFixit: iPad 2 Teardown

Sep 11

iFixit has dissasembled the second generation iPod Touch along with the new Nano, and have revealed that the iPod Touch 2G has a bluetooth chip built in! They haven’t determined yet whether it supports stereo headphones. » Bluetooth chip found in the iPod Touch 2G