iFixit just received a new Apple Thunderbolt Display, and promptly, methodically, tore it to pieces. And this is why we adore them.
The dissection required the use of heavy duty suction cups, a couple of screwdrivers, and a spudger. Oh, and a few strong arms to hoist it up to the operating table and hold it down while the tech surgeons went to work. So what did they find inside?
An independent technology analysis provider has done a comparative breakdown of eight tablet models, including Apple's iPad, and the conclusion is clearly in Cupertino's court. Because Apple controls both the software and the hardware of the iPad, competitive tablet manufacturers using operating systems from other companies just can't match the design efficiency.
Apparently, when you design and engineer a product from the bottom up, you make a better product. Who knew.
According to an IHS iSuppli teardown, the CDMA iPhone 4 costs less to manufacture than the previous version of the iPhone 4, despite utilizing more futuristic internals. The total cost of materials to Apple? $178.45.
The FCC has released several PDFs full of images detailing the specifications and the innards of the 4th generation iPod touch. Check out the photos after the cut and revel at the new iOS device in its docile state. Then, let us know in the comments if you're planning on buying one.
When a simple teardown just isn't enough, iFixit goes above and beyond to hone in on the real power behind the iPhone 4. With a little help from their friends over at Chipworks, iFixit took a good look at the MEMS (microelectromechanical system) that adds to the glory of the next generation iDevice.
Additionally, iFixit put another gyroscope, one not used in the iPhone, under a microscope to show just how truly complex the component is. It may look like a simple chip to the naked eye, but underneath all those layers of copper lies a truly intricate piece of technology. Click after the cut to see what we're talking about.
Technology repair service, TechRestore could have made a boring video
with some guy in a white jacket showcasing their overnight ModBook
service. Instead, they decided to get all artsy with a stellar stop-motion
video of a MacBook tear down and rebuild.