Teardowns I've Worked On


  • iPod Touch 3rd Generation Teardown

    So is the speaker in the 3G touch much higher quality than the one in the 2G? I have a 1G, and have always been jealous on principle, but after hearing the actual audio output from the 2G speaker, I was kind of nauseated.

  • iPod Touch 3rd Generation Teardown

    Are the chips in the 3G iPod touch SLC or MLC?

  • PSP Go Teardown

    You're kidding me; they haven't added in even N support yet? I know that most routers these days are at least G/B compatible but even so...talk about cheapskates.

  • iMac Intel 27" EMC 2309 and 2374 Teardown

    What's the name of that supposedly standardized slot? I've only ever seen Apple use it; I recall it was the same in the previous two revisions as well.

  • iMac Intel 27" EMC 2309 and 2374 Teardown

    Quote from lemas1:

    A nice deconstruction as always.

    Hahaha step 23 had me in stitches... the Apple logo now serves as a secret antenna for wifi.

    How sly of Apple.

    Just a thought... My Unibody Macbook Pro has a fairly enclosed design where is the wifi antenna inside?

    If it's anything like the original Macbook Pros, which I used to be a technician for, they wrapped the antennae cables around the edges of the screen. Since those screens are now 100% glass, I wouldn't be surprised if they left the wires there since it's the only part of the system not made of aluminum!

  • iMac Intel 27" EMC 2309 and 2374 Teardown

    I'm quite irritated with Apple for not providing a slot for a second 3.5" drive. They're the masters of Tight Squeezes; they clearly could have shuffled things around slightly more to add a second drive bay.

    A gorgeous media computer like this simply craves twin terabyte drives running in RAID.