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iFixit opens up iPad mini with Retina display

The diminutive powerhouse known as the iPad mini with Retina display has just been pulled apart by the evil geniuses at iFixit. In one of its patented teardowns of new Apple technology, the team took Apple's latest iPad mini and subjected it to a mock autopsy, looking at each and every component a...

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Daily Update for October 25, 2013

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requires Fl...

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iFixit tears down new MacBook Pros

What would the announcement of new Apple equipment be without an iFixit teardown a few days later? Don't even think about it, because it will never happen. This week, iFixit eagerly tore into the newly introduced MacBook Pros. Both the 13- and 15-inch models of the Retina display MacBook Pro (lat...

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iFixit tears down the iPhone 5c

Last night, iFixit started to take apart the iPhone 5s, and now the repair shop has fixed its sights on the iPhone 5c. This latest guide by iFixit delves into the differences between the iPhone 5c and both the 5s and 5. It kicks off with some commentary on the meaning of the "c" in the phone's nam...

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A look inside the new 2013 Airport Extreme

iFixit gets busy whenever Apple announces new hardware. Not only did the repair company tear down the new 2013 MacBook Air, it also cracked open the new Airport Extreme. According to iFIxit, the tall, rectangular device is a series of "vertical circuit boards surrounding a big empty space." This ...

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iFixit's teardown of the 21.5-inch iMac

It's December 1, 2012. The newest iteration of the 21.5-inch iMac has been out for a full day, and the staff at iFixit has already carefully disassembled one of the new all-in-one Macs to determine how repairable it is -- or isn't -- and what makes the latest iMac tick. The first thing the iF...

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iFixit looks inside the iPad mini

On the eve of the big iPad mini retail launch, iFixit managed to secure one of these petite-sized tablets and proceeded to tear the unit down. Early analysis of the mini shows that, internally, it is more than just a small version of the iPad. According to iFixit, the iPad mini is the first i...

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iFixit tears down the 13" Retina MacBook Pro (with kittens!)

What's better than an iFixit tear-down of a new Mac? A teardown complete with a "21-Day-Old Kitten Late 2012"! The iFixit team did their usual thorough job of gently disassembling and inspecting each part of a brand new 13" Retina MacBook Pro, but it's extra-special this time because there are ...

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iFixit tears down the 5th-generation iPod touch

According to Apple, it's "engineered for maximum funness." iFixit, the repair site that regularly sacrifices new electronic devices to the goal of helping those who repair them, wanted to get inside the new iPod touch "to see just how much 'funner' the new generation is compared to the older ge...

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iFixit tears down the iPhone 5

As soon as the iPhone 5 went on sale, iFixit had a version of the phone in its hands and was working with the folks from Chipworks to disassemble the device and identify all the internal goodies. It shouldn't come as a surprise that Apple delivered another exceptional handset that is refreshing...

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iFixit tears down Apple's Thunderbolt display

iFixit has gone all destructo on Apple's new Thunderbolt display, and the gory details are now available over on their site. They ripped the beautiful monitor apart so you didn't have to, and inside they found the same display seen in the iMac Intel 27" from a couple of years ago, as well as a ...

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iFixit tears down the latest generation iMac to reveal LG display, removable GPU

iFixit got its hands on the newly announced 21.5-inch iMac and tore the all-in-one down to its screws and casing. The teardown analysis reveals the latest iMac has the same LG-manufactured LED display used in the previous generation iMac and a Thunderbolt port similar to the port found on the l...

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iPad 2 teardown: GSM and CDMA differences

The screwdriver- and heat gun-happy bunch over at iFixit have been disassembling iPad 2s again, all in the interest of keeping radio (and other) nerds "droolingly-happy," as Engadget puts it. Their original teardown was of a humble (relative to other iPad 2s only) 16 GB Wi-Fi only model. Now ...

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