After two days of intense public interest, iFixit has removed our
teardown of Samsung’s Galaxy Fold. That analysis supported our
suspicions that the device provided insufficient protection from
debris damaging the screen.
We were provided our Galaxy Fold unit by a trusted partner.
Samsung has requested, through that partner, that iFixit remove
its teardown. We are under no obligation to remove our analysis,
legal or otherwise. But out of respect for this partner, whom we
consider an ally in making devices more repairable, we are
choosing to withdraw our story until we can purchase a Galaxy Fold
I was — and remain — genuinely curious who supplied them with a unit. It couldn’t have been a review unit — those have to be returned and review terms always forbid taking devices apart. Maybe from a carrier?