“Budget” iPad: what’s the autopsy

“Budget” iPad: what’s the autopsy


Craftsmen from the company iFixit, evaluating repairability of electronics, looked under the cover for the new iPad and see what’s inside. It turned out that the new 1.5 millimeters thicker (about like the original iPad Air) and almost 30 grams heavier than Air 2, which it came from.

The device is installed chipset Apple A9 in the iPhone 6s and iPhone SE, it borrows some components from the Air of the 1st and 2nd generations. The battery of the tablet is more powerful (32.9 watt-hours) than the Air 2, but the fingerprint Touch ID sensor is exactly the same. In addition, the new Apple is no switch for silent mode.

The new iPad like any other Apple equipment, repair very difficult. On a 10-point scale (the higher the score, the easier it is to fix them), the device received only 2 points. As the previous “aypadov”, front panel is almost glued tightly to the rest of the device, which increases the risk of breakage of the glass during the repair. Also, said iFixit, the front panel connector does not get, do not detach the LCD screen, and many components of the new “iPads” kept on a thick layer of glue.

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Cheapening the iPad was shown on 21 March, along with a bright red iPhone 7 from the (PRODUCT) RED. New 9.7-inch model was not the most modern components (screen with a resolution of 2048×1536 pixels, a 64-bit A9 processor, FaceTime camera front and back Touch ID), but it is $70 cheaper than the Air 2.

A device that is simply called “iPad”, available in two versions — with 32 and 128 GB of memory. They cost 24 990 rubles (with the cellular module — 990 34) and 31 990 rubles (41 990 with 4G LTE), respectively.

Source: iFixit