Uh Oh. iPhone 5 "Scuffgate" Causes A Scandal

It is September 21st, 2012 and everybody is excited for the UPS delivery guy to knock on their doors with the brand spanking new iPhone 5. I'm not one to rain on people's parades but iFixit has released a rather worrisome video. 

As nature decided a long time ago, aluminum is not one of the most scratch-resistant materials in the world; glass does a much better job in comparison. As you'll see in the video past the break, a two-year old girl was able to put some nasty dents and blemishes on the black anodized aluminum. If you haven't already, we advise you to take a look at Gadgetmac's recommended iPhone 5 cases to prevent your iPhone from looking like iFixit's. 

Retina Display Macbook Pros Are Impossible To Repair

The Retina Display and the form factor on the next-generation Macbook Pros are nothing short from amazing, but iFixit recently revealed this revolutionary product's internals and uncovered unfortunate results. The internal design of these Macbook Pros are completely custom to Apple, the SSDs utilize different connectors that are not compatible with third party SSDs, and the RAM is soldered onto the logic board. The MVP of the entire laptop would be its beautiful display, but if you're not careful, you'll have to get yourself a brand new laptop. Without any extra glass in front of the display, damage to the screen would be completely irreplaceable.To further prevent any customizability for us consumers, Apple aligned and set the battery cells directly on top of crucial cables.

It seems like Apple is pushing customers to purchasing upgrades through them directly. It is a shame that the Pro line cannot be self-upgraded as a lot of us look forward to the customizability of adding additional RAM or more harddrive space. 

See What Your New iPad Looks Like On The Inside

Only a day before the release of the new iPad, iPad 3rd Gen, iPad 3 or whatever you want to call it, iFixit has already torn Apple's latest iPad apart piece by piece in its teardown guide. So far we've discovered some little details Apple never cared to mention. So far, it was found that the new iPad has a massive 11,560mAh battery, 1GHz dual-core CPU and 1GB of RAM. iFixit's teardown of the new iPad is still in process so head over to the teardown page for more.

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iPhone 4S Gets The Teardown Fix, Siri Gets Undressed

iFixit never ceases to deliver our fix for gadget teardowns and easy to follow guides on how you can take apart yours and put it back together. Just for the fun of it. iFixit has posted its official teardown of the new iPhone 4S revealing all the new hardware including a brand spanking new vibrate motor. Turns out Siri lives inside the A5 chip. Siriously. Head over to the iPhone 4S teardown page for the full rundowns and many more revealing photos.

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Thunderbolt Display Spills Its Guts For You To See

iFixit always prove to be very helpful when it comes to taking apart your electronic gadgets to fix them up or just for fun peeking around. This time iFixit posted up their teardown of the Apple Thunderbolt Display to reveal some very interesting guts you would never have thought to find in a display. Head over to the teardown page for the full procedure filled with useful information and detailed step-by-step teardown of Apple's 27" Thunderbolt Display.

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Motorola Xoom Torn Apart

iFixit, the teardown masters, have posted their teardown of the Motorola Xoom tablet for all to see. Head on over to iFixit for more.

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iFixit iPhone 4 Teardown - 512Mb of RAM Confirmed


To nobody's surprise, iFixit has managed to get hold of an iPhone 4. And guess what they took it back to the lab, and did an iPhone 4 teardown. This is what they got from it:

"We have confirmed that the iPhone’s A4 processor has 512 MB RAM, unlike the iPad’s more limited 256 MB. This decision may have been made fairly late in Apple’s development cycle, because early leaked prototype phones only had 256 MB."

They have also confirmed that the retina display is protected by Gorrila Glass

"The front glass panel of the iPhone is constructed of Corning Gorilla Glass, a chemically strengthened alkali-aluminosilicate thin sheet glass that is reported to be 20 times stiffer and 30 times harder than plastic.

Gorilla Glass holds many advantages as the iPhone 4’s front panel including its high resistance to wear and increased strength from a strengthening process."

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