You know one thing is sturdy when it takes a hacksaw for the iFixit staff to tear it down.
Such was the case for the dissection of Apple’s newly-released, a voice-activated wi-fi speaker and a complete new product class for the gadget big.
iFixit discovered all types of fascinating little tidbits inside, as soon as it lastly acquired in: tweeters and conductive screw posts and a beefy subwoofer, oh my! You can click on here for its detailed report.
But this is the gist: First, the gadget is “constructed like a tank. Durability should not be a difficulty,” iFixit mentioned. And second, the staff gave it a “reparability” rating of 1 out of 10, with 10 the best to restore.
“Even although it seems like there must be a nondestructive approach inside, we did not decode it,” the report concludes. “Without a restore handbook, your odds of success are slim.”
And now all of us perceive why the restore value for the HomePod is so steep: The gadget prices $350. Repairing it costs $279.
“This ain’t straightforward, But if we acquired it improper, by all means, share the magic process!” iFixit wrote.
The Smartest Stuff: Innovators are pondering up new methods to make you, and the issues round you, smarter.
CNET Magazine: Check out a pattern of the tales in CNET’s newsstand version.