It’s the Samsung Galaxy S9+’s time to get the iFixit disassembly treatment and for us to have a good look inside its beautiful glass and metal hull. The teardown starts off like you’d expect for a waterproof glass and metal phone – with a heatgun, opening pick and a lot of nervous prying. The battery is glued in place and required Adhesive Remover and a lot of know-how to remove. The camera is the more interesting component. Being the Galaxy S9+ it’s the dual camera with the main variable aperture sensor and the second, tele sensor. The main camera’s aperture is made up of two…
The good folks at iFixit never miss a chance to pull out their trusty Philips screwdrivers and heat guns to tear apart the newest phone on the block, and this time is no different. The new Samsung Galaxy S9+ paid a visit to iFixit’s labs and came out with a very mediocre 4 points out of 10 in repairability. For comparison, Google’s Pixel 2 XL got an above-average score of 6, the Essential Phone received an abysmal 1, and Samsung’s Galaxy Note8 also scored 4 out of 10.
iFixit tears down the Galaxy S9+ and gives it a mediocre score of 4 out of 10 for repairability was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
iFixit has done a teardown of the new Apple HomePod and here’s the conclusion upfront: it’s not meant to be opened by the consumer. So pretty much like most consumer electronics these days. End of story. If you are still curious, this is how it goes down. You first need a heat gun to get through to the screen at the top and the rubber base at the bottom, which are securely fastened with glue. Then after that you find some more screws, then some more glue, then some more screws, then some more glue. At one point, iFixit even managed to crack their HomePod while trying to get through a glued…
If the sheer quantity of engineering intelligence iFixit has identified in HomePod is eventually matched in Siri support for multiple users and more search domains, then Apple just nailed the smart speaker market.
‘We’re pretty impressed’
On the same weekend as Loup Ventures found that if you only ask HomePod the questions it is designed to answer, Siri is more effective than Alexa or Cortana, iFixit took a HomePod apart to see what’s inside.
If the sheer quantity of engineering intelligence iFixIt has identified in HomePod is eventually matched in Siri support for multiple users and more search domains, then Apple just nailed the smart speaker market.
‘We’re pretty impressed’
On the same weekend as Loup Ventures found that if you only ask HomePod the questions it is designed to answer, Siri is more effective than Alexa or Cortana, iFixIt took a HomePod apart to see what’s inside.
iFixit, the internet’s most popular repository of guides for repairing Apple devices, has announced that it’s cutting prices for all of its iPhone battery replacement kits down to $ 29 or less. They usually sell for between $ 39 to $ 49, depending on how recent your phone is.
The news comes after Apple announced yesterday that it would be cutting the price of its own battery replacements to $ 29 for anyone with an iPhone 6 or later, starting in late January and running through December 2018 (a $ 50 discount off the usual price). The decision came in response to the uproar over Apple slowing down devices with aging batteries to try to preserve performance.
iFixit’s offer outdoes Apple’s in a few ways, offering kits for phones as old as the…
iFixit has never been particularly fond of Apple’s repair policies. The company’s gadgets regularly rack up poor repairability scores on the site. The site’s taking another jab at the tech giant today, dropping the price of its battery replacement kits to $ 29 — matching the cost of out-of-warranty battery replacements being offered up as consolation for its iPhone… Read More
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Earlier today we saw that Apple issued an apology for not clearly communicating that it was capping the performance of certain older iPhones when their battery health degraded and offering to drop the price of battery replacement for these devices down to $ 29 for the entire year of 2018. Now, iFixit has announced that it too will be slashing the prices for all of its iPhone battery replacement kits down to $ 29 or lower. These kits are available from iPhone 7 and all the way back to iPhone 4S. A typical iFixit battery replacement comes with the battery along with all the tools that…
Apple may have apologized for the confusion surrounding its intentional slow down of older iPhones to balance battery life and performance, but that doesn't change the fact that it's happening. If your iPhone is out of warranty and you don't want to…
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Looking to equal or beat Apple in the aftermath of its iPhone battery apology, iFixit has dropped the price of its do-it-yourself battery swap kits to $ 29 or less. More significantly this includes kits for the iPhone 4S, 5, 5s, and 5c, which are excluded from Apple’s discounted battery replacements.
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