Just what's lurking inside Apple's latest iPhone?
There's not a whole lot of mystery given that Apple's own promotional video for the device shows a cutaway of the battery, circuitry and other parts.
In years past this practice was, perhaps, a bit more interesting, in part because Apple did not list its suppliers. That changed with this year's annual Supplier Responsibility Report, which included a standalone list of … Read more
Apple didn't make any big design changes to the 2012 MacBook Air, but the company did upgrade the machine's hardware. In this week's episode of Cracking Open, I take you inside this year's 11-inch Air and show you what's changed.… Read more
Crack the front panel on your iPhone and you have three choices: live with it, buy a new one, or get it fixed.
If you have AppleCare+ or another warranty that covers accidental damage, the choice is easy. Get your phone fixed or replaced under the warranty. If your iPhone isn't under warranty, you don't want to buy a new one, and you're ready to tackle a challenging, but satisfying, do-it-yourself fix, here's a guide for replacing the entire display assembly.
Should you try this fix? Before you jump into this DIY project, I suggest you … Read more
The results, which were first reported by AllThingsD, suggest the possibility of a minor profit from the device, which will retail for $199 and come with 8 gigabytes of storage. It goes on sale this month.
A 16GB model, which sells for $249, costs $159.25, with the higher storage making the difference. iSuppli told AllThingsD that Google would most likely break even on the 8GB model and record a profit on the 16GB one.
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The enterprising folks at iFixit have torn the Google Nexus 7 tablet apart to show you its innards, revealing a buxom battery and a surprising lack of annoying proprietary screws.
Known for pulling new technology apart and revealing the silicon-scented odds and ends within, the iFixit teardown gives you an inside glimpse at Google's Android Jelly Bean-powered tablet, including the 7-inch display and motherboard.
Read more of "Google Nexus 7 teardown shows off honking great battery" at Crave UK. … Read more
If you crack the front panel on your iPad, you can either live with it, buy a new one, or fix it.
For those with an AppleCare+ or other warranty that covers accidental damage, the choice is obvious. Get the unit fixed or replaced. If your iPad isn't under warranty, you don't want to buy a new one, and you're ready to tackle a challenging, but satisfying do-it-yourself fix, here's a guide for replacing the front panel.
Before you begin Before you tackle this fix, I encourage you to watch my video on what to know before trying to fix a smartphone or tablet. … Read more
Judging by the Apple TV specifications page, the set-top box isn't a major departure from its predecessor. And a recent teardown seems to confirm that.
A member on the XBMC forum over the weekend posted a full teardown of the new Apple TV. As promised, the set-top box comes with the Apple A5 system-on-a-chip, which is one step above the A4 the previous Apple TV was running. However, as "aicjofs," the forum user, points out, the Apple TV comes with the single-core A5 chip, making it a little less capable than the dual-core option found in Apple'… Read more
Apple is taking a hit for new iPad customers. That's because the company's bill of materials to make the next generation slates has apparently gone up, but the retail price has not.
According to an initial tear-down analysis by IHS iSuppli, the cost of parts found in the new iPad with 32GB of storage and 4G capability is 9 percent higher than that of an iPad 2 with a 3G radio. The report says the midrange new iPad costs Apple $364 for the parts, plus another $11 or so to assemble, for a grand total of $375, or just over 50 percent of the retail price of $729.… Read more