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iFixit opens up the new 16 GB iPod touch

Apple quietly released a new $199 16 GB iPod touch this week with no fanfare. Naturally, the folks over at iFixIt have already acquired one and ripped it apart. So what's new inside the iPod touch's "latest" model? There are only two new additions. The 5th gen iPod Touch now has the same...

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RunKeeper announces regional localization, and more product news

You know how hard it is to believe that some people are speaking the same language -- allegedly English -- that you are? Bostonians are probably the worst manglers of the Queen's English, although some of the New York/New Jersey dialects can be horrible. And let's not even talk about the Southern...

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iFixit CEO Kyle Wiens: Apple is doing all it can to put third party repair shops out of business

Like clockwork, anytime Apple releases new hardware, the good folks from iFixit are first in line to pick one up, take it home, and skillfully pry it wide open for the world to see. Over the past few years, Apple has taken ever greater steps (such as using pentalobe screws) to ensure that opening...

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Daily Update for December 31, 2013

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some of 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 player at the top...

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News Roundup for December 31

Happy New Year's Eve! Before you succumb to revelry, have a look at the last Apple news update of 2013. Mac Pro teardown reveals a highly repairable machine. Apple's latest piece of desk jewelry is easy to work with... and on. iFixit has given it an 8/10 for repairability. The NSA has reportedly...

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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...

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iFixit takes an iPad Air apart, of course

Sales of the iPad Air kicked off today, which means it is time for another iFixit teardown analysis. Right on schedule, the repair shop has divulged all the secrets contained inside Apple's latest tablet device. The iPad Air sports stereo speakers, 1 GB of DDR3 SDRAM and a pair of Broadcom Touch...

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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...

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iFixit disassembles new iMacs, finds spare SSD slot and more

iFixit did their patented (well, the process should be patented) teardowns of a pair of brand-new iMacs and as usual, the team of technicians has found some unexpected surprises. In a quest to find out just how repairable the new iMacs are, iFixit opened up both the 21.5- and 27-inch models to...

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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...

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iFixit starts to tear down the iPhone 5s (Updated)

iFixit is quick to get their hands on the iPhone 5s and start to tear that beautiful piece of hardware down to its screws and rails. This time around, iFixit is not the first to crack open the iPhone 5s. Australian iPhone repair company iExperts can claim that honor as it already showcased the...

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Daily Update for August 15, 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...

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iFixit offers clear case 'revelation kit' for iPhone 4/4S at discount

iFixit is offering its clear case "revelation kit" for iPhone 4 and 4S at a discount. At US$19.99, saving you $10 off the normal price, the kit is on sale until the end of August 16. What's more, the kit is finally available for the white iPhone. iFixit's revelation kit basically provides you...

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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 breaks down the MacBook Air 13-inch Mid-2013

iFixit got its hands on a shiny new 13-inch MacBook Air and tore the diminutive machine apart. On the outside, the new MacBook Air is similar to last year's model, but the innards revealed a few minor differences like a smaller SSD module, and updated AirPort card, a new heat sink clamp and more....

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