iFixit Disassembles iPad Air in Detailed Teardown

iFixit Disassembles iPad Air in Detailed Teardown

The global launch of the iPad Air has commenced, sparking excitement for tech enthusiasts and prompting a detailed teardown by iFixit. The renowned repair company has once again provided a glimpse into the inner workings of Apple’s newest slate.

The latest iteration of the iPad features dual stereo speakers, 1 GB of DDR3 SDRAM, and dual Broadcom Touch Screen controllers, akin to those used in MacBook trackpads.

iFixit Disassembles iPad Air in Detailed Teardown

While it incorporates the same A7 processor found in the iPhone 5s, the iPad Air’s processor is a slightly altered model, known as the Apple APL5698, differing from the iPhone’s APL0698 processor. It remains unclear if these variations affect performance.

When it comes to repairability, iFixit assigned the iPad Air a score of 2 out of 10.

The display can be removed with relative ease, and the battery is not soldered directly to the motherboard. However, the device’s construction is not conducive to easy repairs.

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