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iPhone 11 Pro Max Teardown

iPhone 11 Pro Max teardown reveals some interesting secrets

September 23rd, 2019

Millions of people have bought one of the three iPhone 11 phones that Apple launched less than two weeks ago, and the handsets are available in stores already — Apple doesn’t announce sales numbers for the iPhone, but several models sold out online soon after preorders started. But what’s more important is that, now that …

Galaxy Fold Screen

Samsung keeps reminding us that the Galaxy Fold is a huge embarrassment

April 26th, 2019

Samsung’s first foldable phone, as exciting a tech feat it might be, turned into a massive embarrassment for the company. Samsung was forced to postpone the phone’s launch and recall the review units after many Galaxy Fold samples revealed several design issues with the phone that render the screen useless. But just as the world …

iFixit battery replacement kit

iFixit will sell iPhone battery replacement kits for $30 through 2019

January 30th, 2019

While some of the iPhone controversies over the past several years have been dramatized to the point of parody, the so-called “Batterygate” was different. After endless speculation, Apple finally admitted to throttling the performance of older iPhone models in order to extend the lifespan of aging batteries, and the backlash was fierce. So then, in …

iMac Pro teardown

iMac Pro teardown: This beast of a computer is a hassle to repair

January 2nd, 2018

Just as fans began to doubt Apple’s commitment to computer hardware last year, the company revealed the iMac Pro — a beast of a desktop that launched to critical acclaim in December. Thanks to early reviews, we know how well the iMac Pro runs, but on Tuesday, we learned more about its inside from iFixit’s …

Essential phone teardown vs Galaxy S8

Essential phone teardown: It’s all a mess

September 5th, 2017

After lying to customers about the ship date and then phishing them, Essential is finally shipping its eponymous smartphone to people who ordered it months ago. So, is the wait worth it? Not according to legendary gadget destroyers iFixit.

surface laptop repair

The Surface Laptop got iFixit’s lowest possible reparability score

June 19th, 2017

Microsoft’s Surface Laptop has gotten plenty of attention since its reveal early last month. The device is Microsoft’s first true laptop in the Surface line, and with its fabric-covered keyboard, and streamlined Windows 10 S installed, it’s most certainly an acquired taste. As always, repairability is an important aspect to consider when dropping a thousand …

MacBook Pro 2017 vs 2016

New MacBook Pro teardown: Meet the old boss

June 8th, 2017

Apple’s “new” MacBook Pro lineup hit stores today, which means it’s time for an old tradition: ripping apart the brand-new hardware in the name of science and computer porn. iFixit has taken its favorite collection of prybars to the new machines, and as you might’ve guessed, not much has changed. There were a few welcome surprises …