Nexus 6 Teardown: A Big Beast Full of Beautiful Guts 

The Nexus 6 is Google's new (and wonderful) behemoth flagship, so of course the folks at iFixit took the first opportunity to vivisect it for your pleasure. Inside that big, beautiful body is plenty of room for the requisite guts: A big battery, badass brains, and even a secret LED. » 11/24/14 9:55am 11/24/14 9:55am

Kindle Voyage Teardown: It Sure Is Cramped Behind That Glass Screen

For those who prefer the finer things in life, Amazon's Kindle Voyage provides a luxurious e-reading experience with a steep $290 price tag—if you also want wireless connectivity. But that didn't stop the folks at iFixit from immediately tearing it asunder once they got their hands on one. If you think the Voyage is… » 11/14/14 9:37am 11/14/14 9:37am

Retina iMac Teardown: New Face, Same Guts

The folks over at iFixit have done their usual job of tearing exciting new bits of technology to pieces, this time with the new Retina iMac as their unlucky victim. Conclusion: apart from that pretty new screen, everything's more or less the same. » 10/17/14 8:50pm 10/17/14 8:50pm

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Teardown: Lots of Glue Makes For Tricky Repairs

The master disassemblers at iFixit have applied their expertise at turning gadgets into piles of raw components to the Samsung Galaxy Alpha. And while not chock full of surprises, the lack of an official waterproof IP67 rating—like the Galaxy S5 boasts—didn't stop Samsung from being generous with the glue, which makes… » 10/02/14 8:49am 10/02/14 8:49am

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Teardown: Bigger Phone, Bigger Battery

iFixit, famous breakers of things, were Down Under to scoop up an iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus as soon as it went on sale. Now, they're teasing the rest of us with a step-by-step liveblog of the teardown process. » 9/18/14 11:08pm 9/18/14 11:08pm

Moto 360 Teardown: Battery Not As Advertised

More than any other gadget (yes, even smartphones), battery life for smartwatches are a huge selling point. Instead of being just another gadget tethered to another cord or charging dock, a longer battery life means more convenience for a wearable that for the past century never really required charging. » 9/09/14 11:01am 9/09/14 11:01am

This Tiny MacGyver Emergency Toolkit Will Get You Out of Any Situation

iFixit, the folks responsible for tearing down all of our favorite gear, also sell kits that include all the tools they use. But none will ever be as useful as this tiny $6 'Action Hero Toolkit' inspired by TV's most resourceful hero: MacGyver. » 3/24/14 10:26am 3/24/14 10:26am

Macintosh 128K Teardown: A Time Capsule With Keyboard and Mouse

The Mac turns 30 today, and what better way to celebrate than with a good ol' fashioned autopsy. iFixit proves that can be a lot more fun than it sounds with its classic 128K Macintosh teardown, a beautifully gory history lesson. » 1/24/14 10:10am 1/24/14 10:10am

Nexus 5 Teardown: (Almost) No Glue For You

The folks at iFixit got their hands on Google's new Nexus 5, and did what they do best — tore it apart. And they liked what they saw. » 11/05/13 9:25am 11/05/13 9:25am

The iPhone 5S Teardown: Everything New Is Inside

The ace team at iFixit is currently gutting the iPhone 5S, as only they can, to see what's new inside the next iPhone. What's the fingerprint scanner look like on the inside? What about all those fancy new chips? And how's that goldpagne? » 9/19/13 10:05pm 9/19/13 10:05pm

Moto X Teardown: So This Is What Made in the USA Looks Like

If you're curious as to what the lovely Moto X looks like on the inside, the surgical team at iFixit has exposed its designed and assembled in the USA innards for all to see. Apparently, you can see right through the woven black case on the Moto X. iFixit also found some other unique choices inside the Moto X too:… » 8/23/13 10:53pm 8/23/13 10:53pm

Google Chromecast Has a Clever Sci-Fi Easter Egg

During their routine teardown procedure of Google's new Chromecast, iFixit noticed what appears to be a Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy easter egg that's hiding in plain sight. » 7/27/13 2:27pm 7/27/13 2:27pm

The New Old Xbox 360's Guts Shows What's Old Is New Again

The new old, curiously botoxed Xbox 360 was announced at E3 to a crowd of shrugs. Why add makeup and eyeliner to a walking zombie? Whatever. The ace surgical team at iFixit got their hands on the new old Xbox 360 to see if anything changed inside. Here are the guts. » 6/13/13 5:37pm 6/13/13 5:37pm

MacBook Air 2013 Teardown: So Much Battery

12 hours of battery life on the 2013 MacBook Air is simply ridiculous (though it's also sort of ridiculous that it's ridiculous). iFixit's task force took apart this year's MBA, which is pretty identical to last year's MBA, to see what's new and how it can squeeze so much juice. » 6/11/13 10:50pm 6/11/13 10:50pm

Samsung Galaxy S4 Teardown: Easy to Fix By Design

Samsung barely tweaked the exterior design of the Galaxy S4. That plastic casing might not be much to look at, but as iFixit's teardown reveals, that's precisely why you can replace much of its guts without any hassle. » 4/26/13 2:52pm 4/26/13 2:52pm

What's Inside the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset?

The Oculus Rift might be something out of Demolition Man. Or it might be a Virtual Boy. However it turns out, it's deeply ambitious, and iFixit has the first look at what's inside the new VR headset. » 4/10/13 9:43am 4/10/13 9:43am

Microsoft Surface Teardown: A Great Big Puzzle of Guts

iFixit has dissected Microsoft Surface to get a look at its innards and found it only slightly easier to dissemble than many of the latest Apple gadgets, which haven't exactly been a picnic to take apart. » 10/29/12 9:34am 10/29/12 9:34am

iPod Nano Teardown: Try Not to Break It

iFixit has taken apart the seventh-gen iPod nano to get a look at its innards, and found that this guy—like most Apple products of late—is pretty difficult to repair. » 10/16/12 9:26am 10/16/12 9:26am

iPod Touch 5th Gen Teardown: Tiny, Powerful, and a Gigantic Pain in the…

The new iPod touch is out, so naturally it's already been cracked open for a look at its guts. The verdict? Tightly packed goodness, according to iFixit. » 10/11/12 8:58am 10/11/12 8:58am

The iPhone 5 Teardown: What's Really New Inside the Next iPhone

Though we've already seen the iPhone 5 in all its naked guts and glory, we didn't get any of the typical iFixit analysis and context of what's going on in there. Well, until now. iFixit is currently tearing down the iPhone 5 and reporting their findings. What will they discover? » 9/20/12 9:30pm 9/20/12 9:30pm