Specialists of the resource iFixit has been dismantling the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, last week on sale. The gadget has a size and mass similar to the second generation iPad Air: 240 x 169,5×6.1 mm, 437 g for the Wi-Fi model and 444 grams for the model with cellular connectivity and is currently the most powerful modification of the “classic iPad”.
To “autopsy” the new iPad Pro has been used brand “warmer” iOpener, as in the tablet of the new generation, like its predecessors, the front panel is securely glued to the case and to access the interior only after heating of the display on the edge.
Will not be a surprise that the iPad Pro battery is less than that of the original iPad Pro with a 12.9 inch display. Its capacity is 27,91 WH. Great tablet has a battery capacity of 38,8 W·h. thus, in comparison with the iPad Air 2 capacity of battery increased slightly. The latter is equipped with a battery 27,62 WH, against 32.9 watt-hour iPad Air first generation.
Disassembly confirmed the presence of the tablet’s top chip chip A9X. However, as we know, the frequency of operation of the system on a chip decreased to 2.16 GHz vs. 2,24 GHz in most models. Judging according to Apple, the performance of the CPU by 1%, and the graphics subsystem is 14% lower than the “big” iPad Pro.
In stock 2 GB RAM Samsung K3RG1G1 (modules LPDDR4). Also found a chip of flash memory SK Hynix capacity of 32 GB and the same NXP 65V10 NFC module as the iPhone 6, though without an NFC antenna.
Available iPad Pro fingerprint scanner Touch ID, manufactured by NXP Semiconductors, and cable Touch ID seems to be the same as the latest smartphone models.
12 megapixel camera the tablet like the camera iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, but not identical. It is worth noting that the lens on the rear surface of the housing 9.7 inch iPad Pro acts the same way as in the iPhone 6 and 6s. The light sensor of the iPad Pro is divided into two sensors, one of which is posted on the headphone connector, perhaps to improve the accuracy.
In iFixit also confirmed that the Smart Cover for iPad Air 2 not fit for iPad Pro. Apple changed the location of the magnets in the casing, so the device will have to buy new accessories.
The repairability of the new iPad Pro specialists iFixit rated at 2 points out of 10 possible.