iFixit gutted a HomePod to see what Apple packed inside. They needed a hacksaw to get the smart speaker open, which means you shouldn’t count on trying to do any repairs yourself.
iFixit’s detailed teardown of Apple’s new iMac Pro is out, and it’s interesting to see which components can be upgraded, and which can’t.
iFixit has dropped the price of its do-it-yourself iPhone battery replacement kits to $29—or less—matching or beating the apology price for in-store replacement Apple announced Thursday. The price changes include kits for iPhone 4S, 5, 5s and 5c, too, all of which are not included in Apple’s price drop. iFixit made a point of noting that its DIY kits are available today, too, while Apple’s discount program won’t begin until some time in January. iFixit has been in a running war with Apple, criticizing the company for the low repairability of its devices, especially iPhones. Apple has chosen to emphasize slim form factors and tight tolerances over easy-to-repair designs.
Apple TV 4K wasn’t spared from iFixit’s dissection ritual, and inside they found a big fan to help keep its electronic guts cool.
Turns out a lot of what’s inside an Apple Watch Series 3 is pretty much the same as what’s in an Apple Watch Series 2.
iPhone 8 deliveries are just starting today, yet iFixit has already gotten ahold of one and stripped it down to its frame.
Replacing a worn out battery in your Retina MacBook Pro has been pretty much a non-starter until now because iFixit just came to the rescue.
iFixit got ahold of Apple’s brand new 9.7-inch iPad and did what they do best: strip it down to the frame so we can see what’s inside. Turns out it’s pretty much just the first generation iPad Air with a Touch ID Home button.
Apple’s AirPods have been available for only a day, and with very limited availability, but iFixit managed to get ahold of a pair and subject them to their usual new product dissection. What they found inside were components that can’t be repaired, and a charging case that may be behind the extended delay in getting to store shelves.
It doesn’t take long after a new Apple product launch for iFixit to strip it down to its frame, and that’s exactly what happened with the late 2016 Retina MacBook Pro with function keys. Inside they found a smaller battery, removable custom SSD, and more.
The iPhone 7 is already on sale in the Asia-Pacific region, and the iFixit team was on hand to rip one apart. The iPhone 7 Plus teardown reveals a number of notable differences compared to the 6s, including some interesting choices for the space formerly occupied by the headphone jack.