iFixit Posts Apple Pencil Teardown [Photos]

iFixit Posts Apple Pencil Teardown [Photos]

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iFixit has posted a teardown of the new Apple Pencil.

Since the dawn of the iPad, Apple has remained resolute that the iPad is meant to be enjoyed sans-stylus. So when the iPad Pro debuted with a $99 must-have accessory in the form of a stylus, we were obviously intrigued. What makes the Apple Pencil so special? From what we've heard, it's got some nifty features, but we're more interested in what's going on inside that shiny white cylinder.

Highlights:
● Apple was nice enough to include a spare tip, as well as a Lightning-to-Lightning adapter (a last minute addition) to save users from having to precariously charge their Pencils directly from their iPads.
● Popping the cap off reveals a brand new, never-before-seen model number: A1603.
● Tiny 3.82 V, 0.329 Wh lithium-ion battery holds just 5% of the charge of an iPhone 6s
● What is this—a logic board for ants? Not quite, but weighing in at a whopping 1.0 gram it's definitely the smallest we've ever seen.

Apple Pencil Repairability: 1 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair):
● The pen nib and cap can be replaced if worn out (or lost).
● The pencil is clearly not meant to be opened or repaired; you can't get inside without destroying the device.
● The layers of plastic and metal holding interior components are impossible to remove without shredding.
● The battery, enough for a 12 hour run, is impossible to replace, giving the device a limited lifespan.

Take a look at a few teardown photos below or hit the link for more...

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iFixit Posts Apple Pencil Teardown [Photos]

iFixit Posts Apple Pencil Teardown [Photos]

iFixit Posts Apple Pencil Teardown [Photos]

iFixit Posts Apple Pencil Teardown [Photos]
Mebop - November 19, 2015 at 8:53pm
So when the lightning charger breaks you can replace it? Good because is literally asking to be broken sticking out of the iPad like that.
Repairhaus - November 19, 2015 at 7:18pm
It's not just a Bluetooth stylist is has sensors that detect angle and pressure and also you can charge it with a lighting cable. You didn't even read the article. Stick with your samshit or samsuck devices.
Nat - November 19, 2015 at 8:57pm
You tell him! Forgot to mention though that he thinks it'll break easily from the way the iPad charges.
Bensu - November 19, 2015 at 6:56pm
Overpriced bluetooth touch pen(every other vendors offer for free with their device), not portable(no magnet nor clips to attach to the iPad Pro), and discusting charging method. You expect long thin pencil to stick out from your iPad's lightning port and not able to break easily?? Crazy. I'll stick with my iPad Air 2
Scott Klay - November 20, 2015 at 1:50am
It is magnetic and does stick to the Smart Cover or the side.
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