iFixit's teardown of the 21.5-inch Retina 4K iMac finds some surprises

iFixit's teardown of the 21.5-inch Retina 4K iMac finds some surprises

Wouldn't you love to work at iFixit? Not only do you get the vicarious thrill of tearing apart (gently...) thousands of dollars worth of electronics each day, but whenever something new arrives on the market you're one of the first people who gets to take it apart piece by piece. The company completed its teardown of the 21.5-inch Retina 4K iMac and there were some noticeable surprises that add to the repairability rating of the desktop computer.

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AWT News Update: April 18, 2017

AWT News Update: April 18, 2017

Death, taxes, rumors, taxes, more rumors, and more flaming batteries? That's what we might have today on this Tax Day, 2017:

  • Using smartphones while driving is probably behind the first rise in motor vehicle deaths in 40 years
  • Bloomberg says there are multiple iPhone 8 prototypes under consideration, but we think their assertion that Apple would ship a "top of the line" iPhone without Touch ID is stupid
  • Will the 2017 iPhone crop come with the Lighting to 3.5mm headphone adapter? That's the important question!
  • iFixit found that the battery used in the new Samsung Galaxy S8+ is almost identical to those in the Galaxy Note 7 "burner phones" last year
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AWT News Update: December 10, 2015

AWT News Update: December 10, 2015

On this Thursday afternoon, we have news from all over Apple-dom:

  • The movie "Steve Jobs" didn't do so well at the box office, but it's received a lot of nominations for Golden Globe awards
  • iFixit tears down the Apple Smart Battery Case and finds that it's actually pretty simple
  • Live Photos come to Tumblr
  • HBO GO adds support for autoplay and PIP
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AWT News Update: September 30, 2015

AWT News Update: September 30, 2015

Whew, we almost didn't get this podcast out today thanks to an incompatibility with some software. But we did, and the news is:

  • Software updates come hard and fast from Apple today
  • iFixit gets its hands slapped and the keys to the car taken away
  • iFixit also found out that the iPhone 6s isn't waterproof, but it's certainly more water resistant
  • Several third-party apps get the El Capitan treatment
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Stayin' alive with iFixit and ERI

Stayin' alive with iFixit and ERI

Whenever a new product appears from Apple or most other major electronics manufacturers, one of the first things that iFixit does is to buy one of the devices and then tear it apart. They don’t do this for the sick thrill of it (well, maybe they do…), but for the purpose of creating detailed repair guides that any of us can use to fix our own devices. Now iFixit is teaming up with Electronic Recyclers International (ERI) to provide hard-to-find parts to keep your favorite Mac or iOS device alive.

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