Under “scalpel” iFixit experts got a new 9.7-inch iPad, which debuted last Friday.
Last week, Apple officially unveiled a new tablet computer iPad. Novelty has become the most affordable in the entire history of the 9.7-inch models. After the start of sales of the device experts iFixit got their hands on one of the instances of the device and, of course, took it apart. As video of the disassembly process is quite a peculiar sight, below you can find a lot of pictures of the “internals” of the product.
The new iPad features a Retina display with a resolution of 2048×1536 pixels, 64-bit processor A9, which is also used in the iPhone 6s front-facing 1.2 MP FaceTime HD camera and a main 8-megapixel iSight camera, adapter wireless networks Wi-Fi 802.11 n, flash storage capacity up to 32 or 128 GB and optional module LTE.
Structurally, the new iPad resembles the iPad Air first generation, 2013 release. The first step was the separation of the display from the housing. As the distant precursor of the panel and front glass are separate elements, so that the first separated it front panel with glass.
Applied in the tablet display, made by LG. Under it there is a battery capacity of 32.9 W·h power source Capacity of the new iPad with that of the first iPad Air more than iPad Air 2 (27,6 W·h), and 9.7 inch iPad Pro (27,9 W·h). He is glued to the shell a large amount of glue, which is one of the main claims to the maintainability of the product.
Inside the iPad also showed the memory chip is Samsung K3RG1G10BM-BGCH 2 GB LPDDR4 RAM on the iPhone 6s, the flash module SK Hynix H23QEG8VG2ACR 32 GB and a touch panel controller Broadcom BCM5976 as iPhone 5,5 c, 5s, 6, 6s, and MacBook trackpads.
Repairability iPad valued at 2 points out of a possible 10. One of the advantages of the design highlights iFixit relative ease of disassembly of the screen and that the battery is not soldered on the system Board. Cons called high probability of damage to the front panel during the repair and a very large number of adhesive.