For today’s episode of iFixit Teardown Time, we present your pupils with a peek inside the Sony a7R II. Now we’ve been hearing all sorts of hoopla about Sony’s second shot at their mirror-less flagship, so we pried open this pixel-powerhouse to demystify all the smoke and magnets. Spoiler alert: The hoopla is true. Check out the teardown for the gory details.
Our friends at Creative Electron let us pop the new OnePlus 2 into their X-ray machine and take a look-see at its insides during our last teardown. So, we turned those X-ray images into a new wallpaper for the OnePlus 2. The X-ray internals give you a view straight through to the high-powered heart of your phone. Get the free wallpaper on our blog!
Last year we tore down the OnePlus One—an initial offering from a scrappy Shenzhen startup. Their first attempt didn’t fare too well on the teardown table, scoring a middling 5/10 on our repairability scale. Given that assessment, we were impressed when OnePlus called us and offered up their second device, the OnePlus 2. With futuristic features like a USB-C port, 4 GB of RAM, and Optical Image Stabilization, clearly OnePlus has made some changes. But were they for the better?
We thought Apple might finally abandon their OG (original gizmo) money-maker. After more than a year, a truly new iPod Touch 6th Generation has landed on our teardown table. The good news? It’s definitely more than just a refresh. Apple is bringing the iPod up to snuff with its current generation of iDevices with more features and even slightly improved repairability … hooray removable adhesive strips!
Just in time for the season of sunshine, GoPro has launched its tiniest camera ever: the GoPro Hero4 Session. This lil’ cube cam may be cute, but it definitely put up a not-so-cute fight on our teardown table. After heating, cutting, peeling, prying (and crying) we finally got it open! Let’s hope the GoPro is seriously durable in the water, because it’s hosed on repair: the GoPro scored a 1 out of 10 on our repairability scale.
Do you hear that? The phone repair gods are singing LG’s praises. Why? Because the LG G4 just visited our teardown table. We couldn’t believe we were able to open this baby up with just our bare hands. We were delighted to see that the G4 is rocking a user-replaceable battery. As a special treat, because we love you, we also shot the G4 with X-rays. But also ‘cause the folks at Creative Electron lent us one of their science machines (and one of their scientists). Thanks guys!
Once upon a time, before the world was wild about wearables, there was just the Pebble. We cracked it open and birthed a new category of devices on iFixit. Fast forward two years and this savvy smartwatchmaker has just sent its third generation smartwatch—the Pebble Time—into the war of the wearables.
There were a lot of unsolved mysteries after we tore down the Apple Watch, and that made us sad. So naturally, we made friends with the folks at Creative Electron to get a Superman-esque look at what’s tickin’ in Apple’s timepiece. After spending the day playing with their magic science machines, we’re pleased to present to you an intensively investigated teardown of the Apple Watch, X-ray style.
Like clockwork, we’ve been tearing apart the world’s most-wanted wearables. Hot on the heels of Apple Watch armageddon, we cracked open the latest Android Wear offering—the LG Urbane. A peek at what what makes this timepiece tick shows the same hardware as its predecessor, the G Watch R, but in a slightly more sophisticated package.
This Star Wars Day, we have something truly special for you. Some might think this is a Jedi mind trick—or, worse, it’s a trap. Lay aside your cynicism, fixers, this is no April Fools’ Day prank. We procured a lightsaber through Endor’s eBay affiliate—it has travelled more than twelve parsecs to get here—and now, it’s time to tear it down.
The eight-month wait is over! We got the Apple Watch on our teardown table and did what we do best. With a razor blade in one hand and a filed-down tri-wing screwdriver in the other, our nimble teardown engineers (down under) got the first look under the hood of Apple’s wearable.
With an all-new design, an updated trackpad, and a super sleek chassis, the Retina MacBook 2015 is being touted as “the future of the notebook.” Sure, it looks awesome on the outside—but what does “the future” look like under all that shiny aluminum? Well, if we’re honest, it looks a bit slapdash.