Teardowns

iPad mini 3 gets the teardown treatment, reveals glued Touch ID Home button and low repairability score

iPad mini 3 gets the teardown treatment, reveals glued Touch ID Home button and low repairability score

Finding out how something ticks, or how easy (or difficult) it is to repair on your own, is an important aspect to our gadgets for quite a few people. For anyone interested to see what makes Apple’s new iPad mini 3 tick, a new teardown is just what you’ve been waiting for.

iPad Air 2 teardown reveals minor changes internally, smaller 7340mAh battery and 2GB RAM

iPad Air 2 teardown reveals minor changes internally, smaller 7340mAh battery and 2GB RAM

Now that the iPad Air 2 has made its way to people all around the world, and in-store availability is picking up, it’s no surprise that a teardown was right around the corner. iFixit, as usual, has already cracked open the thin shell of Apple’s newest flagship tablet.

iPhone 6 Plus teardown reveals battery twice as big as iPhone 5s’, 1GB of RAM

iPhone 6 Plus teardown reveals battery twice as big as iPhone 5s’, 1GB of RAM

After launching a new device, a few different things tend to happen. First, we get to see images of the launch circulate over the ‘net, and then the inexorable drop tests always surface. The teardown is part of the equation as well.

iPad Mini Teardown: $188 to Build

iPad Mini Teardown: $188 to Build

If you’re wondering how much it costs to build an iPad mini (given the retail price of $329 and that Apple makes an average margin of over 40% on its products), here’s your answer: $188