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iPhone 6S teardown reveals upgrades galore, similar hardware layout

Bill Detwiler cracks open the iPhone 6S and discovers plenty of hardware upgrades, but no major changes to the internal layout.

By October 2, 2015


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 September 29, 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 September 14, 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 September 5, 2015


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 November 24, 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 August 14, 2015


Apple Watch teardown reveals unique hardware and replaceable parts

The Apple Watch may not be fine jewelry, but Bill Detwiler cracks it open and shows you why he thinks it's a fine piece of tech.

By June 5, 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 April 30, 2015


Apple MacBook (2015) teardown: Revamped design makes DIY repairs very difficult

Apple packed a ton of new tech into the 2015 MacBook, but thanks to a completely redesigned interior, DIY repairs on this laptop can be a real nightmare.

By April 25, 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 October 24, 2014