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All the Ways iFixiters are Re-thinking Gifts This Year

The holiday season is in full swing! This year, we’re encouraging you to fix the way you gift—to think of more sustainable ways you can show your love to your friends and family. One of our favorite options is, of course, the gift of repair. Our exclusive holiday bundles are the perfect gifts for someone who just wants last year’s devices to run like...

Fairphone 4 Teardown: If Only Apple Made Phones Like This

Note: The text below is based on a shooting script for our video Fairphone 4 teardown; it may not perfectly match the video dialogue. If you’re more interested in Fairphone’s new wireless earbuds, you can read that teardown here. For years now, Fairphone has been making very repairable phones. They always receive top marks on our repairability scale,...

New Guides: iPhone 13 mini

Tools to Fix the Planet: The Pro Tech Toolkit and Mako Driver Kit Are Now Carbon Neutral

If you want to be kinder to the planet, extending the lifespan of your electronics is one of the best things you can do. Mining for and manufacturing electronics has enormous environmental consequences: manufacturing a phone produces as much CO2 as 34 years of using it. Fixing our electronics instead of buying new is a powerful tool in our environmental...

Please Do Not Mount Your Phone to Your Motorcycle (Despite Apple’s Cool Ads)

Apple says two interesting, opposing things about the iPhone 13. One, an advertisement, says it’s the perfect phone for a dashing Spanish moto-scooter courier, guiding them to deliveries and meet-ups from a handlebar mount. Things get hectic, but: “Relax, it’s iPhone 13,” the overlaid copy reads. It’s a compelling ad. Apple’s other statement is that...

AirPods 3 vs. Beats Fit Pro Teardown!

Note: The transcript below comes from a shooting script for the video above; it may not perfectly reflect the dialogue of the video. Like the rest of the company, Apple’s wireless earbud teams have been busy this year. Creating the successor to the world’s most popular wireless earbuds is no small feat, but that’s exactly what the AirPods 3 team was...

Everyone Is a Genius: Apple Will Offer Parts and Tools for DIY Repairs

Early next year, a previously impossible repair will be possible: you can buy an iPhone screen directly from Apple, use Apple’s repair guide (and tools, if you want) to install it, and have it fully work as intended, using Apple’s diagnostic software. And you won’t have to own an authorized repair shop to do it. Apple’s landmark DIY repair announcement...

2021 MacBook Pro Wallpapers: See How It Looks Underneath Your Keys

There’s a lot to celebrate on the outside of the newest MacBook Pro models, like the return of reasonable ports and MagSafe power. But tearing down the 14-inch and 16-inch models, there were quite a few changes inside, too. With reasonable room to work inside, Apple’s engineers could fit in smarter battery adhesive, easier display connections, and oh...

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Pixel 6 Pro Teardown: Google Actually Did Something Right!

The Google Pixel 6 almost slipped through our teardown lineup this year, but after our deep dive into the iPhone 13 parts pairing fiasco we decided we had to at least take a peek inside this Pixel 6 Pro—you’ll understand why by the end. The Google Pixel 6 almost slipped through our teardown lineup this year, but after our deep dive into the iPhone 13...

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