Teardown

The difference between an Apple-made iPad charger and a cheap knock-off

The difference between an Apple-made iPad charger and a cheap knock-off may seem obvious — price. One is almost $20 and the other just $3. What's not so obvious is what's inside the chargers that make for that difference in price. Part of it is Apple's profit margins, no doubt, which included research and development into making the original charger. But it also includes far more and far safer components, and far, far more care.

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First iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c teardown

The first iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c teardowns are underway over in Australia. The guys over at iExperts have managed to get their hands on both models and torn them down side by side.

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New MacBook Air 13-inch teardown reveals larger battery and smaller SSD

Unveiling the new line of Haswell powered MacBook Air's at WWDC 2013, Apple touted some really impressive battery life, and in part at least, some of that may be down to a larger battery. The folks at iFixit got hold of a new 13-inch Air and did their thing on it, and revealed a couple of interesting facts about what lies inside.

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iFixit tears apart new 16GB iPod touch, finds iPod parts inside

Those teardown fanatics at iFixit have been at it again, this time with the new 16GB iPod touch. Since the new one is virtually identical to the current 5th generation device, you wouldn't expect there to be much in the way of internal differences. And, you'd be right.

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The new Mac mini is not only upgradeable, but easily repairable too

The new Mac mini has received its own teardown courtesty of iFixIt and reveals that it is the most repairable and upgradeable device Apple has released in quite a while. Adding another drive or upgrading the RAM is a super easy task causing the Mac mini to earn an 8 out of 10 repairability score. Not bad at all.

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13" retina MacBook Pro gets the customary teardown treatment

It didn't take long for the guys over at iFixIt to get their hands on the new 13" retina MacBook Pro and give it their typical teardown treatment. While it's slightly more recyclable and repairable than it's 15" counterpart, it still only achieved a 2 out of 10 repairability score from the folks over at iFixIt.

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iPod nano 7 gets torn down, tiny guts exposed to the world

We've already seen the iPod touch 5 torn down so it's only fair that the iPod Nano 7 get the same treatment. Since the iPod nano is quite bit larger than its predecessor, it makes repairability a little more economical and realistic, but not by much.

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iPod touch 5 gets torn open, shows thinnest guts ever

Apple's new iPod touch 5 is just starting to hit store shelves but it's already been torn down, and had all it's thinner, lighter parts examined.

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Apple A6 processor tear down

Since the iPhone body has already been torn down, what's left to do but tear down it's brain -- the all new, all custom Apple A6 system-on-a-chip (SoC).

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First iPhone 5 teardown crops up online

If you've been wanting to know what the inside of the iPhone 5 will look like, here's your answer. The folks over at iPhone-Garage have gotten their hands on one a bit early and managed to do what all of us DIY'ers love to do more than anything - tear it down!

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