Pentalobe screwdriver

The world's first live Mac teardown

January 28, 2011: 1:16 PM ET

At Macworld, the guys from iFixit take apart a MacBook Air in less than nine minutes

Soules with spudger and pentalobe. Photo: PED

With a spudger, two Torx and a pentalobe screwdriver, Luke Soules stripped down Apple's (AAPL) thinnest computer Friday before an audience of a couple hundred Macworld attendees in 8 minutes and 40 seconds.

It was the world's first live teardown, according to Kyle Wiens, CEO of iFixit, a repair shop that claims to sell more Apple parts than any company but Apple.

"I absolutely love getting inside these things," says Wiens, who co-founded the company with Soules in their Cal Poly dorm room in 2003.

[Follow Philip Elmer-DeWitt on Twitter @philiped]

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