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iPhone 6S teardowns show Apple is paying more for longevity

Apple isn't skimping on components, with a piece-by-piece analysis of the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus showing that the smartphones offer improved durability and lifespan.

By 30 September 2015


Amazon Echo teardown gets inside the smart speaker powered by the cloud

Bill Detwiler cracks open the Amazon Echo and shows you the tech that makes it a "smart" speaker.

By 15 September 2015


Sphero BB-8 teardown reveals its robot tech inside the rolling 'Star Wars' droid

The Sphero BB-8 toy may not be powered by the Force, but Bill Detwiler cracks this rolling robot open to show you the tech inside.

By 6 September 2015


OnePlus 2 earns high marks for repairability in teardown

The device earned a score of 7 out of 10 from iFixit, thanks to several of its key components being easy to replace.

By 15 August 2015


Apple Watch teardown suggests bigger profits for Apple

A dissection of the watch by researcher IHS shows that a relatively low cost for parts could add up to more money for Apple.

By 1 May 2015


iPad Mini 3 teardown's biggest surprise? The glue, iFixit finds

Apple's latest tiny tablet is tough to repair, says iFixit, and any fixes to the screen could result in a non-functioning Touch ID.

By 25 October 2014


Teardown shows Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is tough to repair

The smartphone, which has a curved screen at the edge, received a score of three out of 10 for repairability from iFixit.

By 8 April 2015


HTC One M9 teardown reveals it's really hard to fix

HTC once again gets low marks from iFixit, which gives the One M9 one its lowest repairability scores ever.

By 5 April 2015


Nexus 6 teardown reveals solid repairability score

The device scores a seven out of 10 for repairability, according to iFixit, thanks to its standard screw size and easily replaceable components.

By 25 November 2014


We cracked open an Apple Pencil so you don't have to

TechRepublic's Bill Detwiler uses a rotary cutter to slice open the stylus and explores the tech that powers the iPad Pro's must-have accessory.

By 25 November 2015