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Purported iPhone 11 logic board signals big changes


Right to Repair
Apple's first 5nm chips are expected to ship in iPhone and iPad this year.
Photo: iFixit

We already have a pretty good idea what the next-generation iPhone lineup will look like on the outside. And thanks to a new leak, we can take a sneak peek at its insides, too.

These images are of a logic board purportedly destined for the iPhone 11 — and they signal some big changes.

2018 MacBook Air teardown confirms repairs aren’t so painful


2018 MacBook Air teardown
See what's inside the new MacBook Air.
Photo: iFixit

Even if you take good care of your new MacBook Air, there’s always a small chance something could go wrong. But it is a lot easier for Apple and its Authorized Service Providers to fix the new ultraportable than other Apple notebooks.

A new teardown reveals all the changes Apple has made to make swapping components simpler.

MacBook Pro 2017 suffers from SSD/logic board problem


MacBook Pro without a Touch Bar
If the SDD in a 2017 MacBook Pro fails, the logic board needs to be replaced, and vice versa.
Photo: Apple

The 13-inch Touch Bar-less MacBook Pro 2017 has a problem that requires the solid state drive and the logic board to be replaced if either one fails. 

This warning comes from Apple, who notified its stores and authorized repair providers of the issue.

New ‘leak’ might show critical iPhone 7s component


iPhone 7s logic board
This could be the guts of iPhone 7s.
Photo: Benjamin Geskin

The guts of Apple’s upcoming iPhone 7s have apparently been revealed in yet another leak.

A reliable tipster posted photos today of what is believed to be the iPhone 7s logic board, which ties together all the handset’s components. It’s one of just a few iPhone 7s leaks we’ve seen ahead of the handset’s unveiling this fall.

Apple suppliers make big bets on iPhone 8 circuit boards


iPhone 8 logic boards are big business right now.
Photo: iFixit

Apple suppliers are investing tens of millions of dollars into the production of flexible printed circuit boards to meet inevitably strong demand for an iPhone 8 with an OLED display.

Samsung Electro-Mechanics is reportedly expanding its production plant in Vietnam at a cost of $88 million, while Interflex is expected to make a similar investment later this year to ensure steady supply.

Leaked iPhone 7 logic board reveals tiny chip changes


Future iPhone processors may be made by Intel.
The inside of the next iPhone may have been exposed.
Photo: Apple

A slew of leaked iPhone 7 casings have already given us a good idea of what Apple’s new device will look like on the inside, but we now have a better idea what it will pack on the inside, too, thanks to some photos out of Asia.

The leaked pictures claim to show a bare iPhone 7 logic board, revealing what the layout will look like before any chips have been placed on the board.

Take a look:

New MacBook logic board is only twice the size of iPhone 6’s


Apple has made compromises, too.
The guts of the new MacBook. Photo: Apple
Photo: Apple

Apple’s design team went to extreme lengths when redesigning the new MacBook to be more portable than ever. The most drastic move was to toss out the fan and extra ports for a super-tiny logic board.

The new MacBook logic board is two-thirds smaller than any board Apple’s designed before. It’s the highest-density Mac logic board yet, but really, it’s more like a super-iPhone or iPad logic board. Put side by side with the iPhone 6 logic board, the new MacBook logic board is barely twice its size.

This comparison image might shock you:

Purported iPhone 5S Rear Shell Hints At A Number Of Internal Changes



We expect the upcoming iPhone 5S to look a lot like the iPhone 5, so its biggest changes will all be internal. We’re likely to see a faster processor and better graphics, an improved camera, and if we’re really lucky, a fingerprint scanner. This purported iPhone 5S rear shell shows the changes Apple has made to the handset’s design to accommodate the new components.