iPad Pro Smart Keyboard Teardown [Photos]

iPad Pro Smart Keyboard Teardown [Photos]

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iFixit has performed a teardown of the new Smart Keyboard for the iPad Pro.

Apple's Smart Keyboard is an iPad Pro accessory designed to bring even more functionality to the table(t). But does it bring repairability? With teardown on our minds we decide to find out just how smart this keyboard really is.

Highlights:
● Model number: A1636
● In order to make the Smart Keyboard water and stain-resistant, Apple encapsulated the entire accessory inside some high tech fabric.
● Dome switches, the same as those found in the 2015 Retina MacBook.
● Microcontroller: ST Microelectronics STM32F103VB 72 MHz 32-bit RISC ARM Cortex-M3

The Apple Smart Keyboard Repairability: 0 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair):
● While durable, the keyboard is impossible to open without damaging, meaning no internal components can be replaced without destroying the device.

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

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iPad Pro Smart Keyboard Teardown [Photos]

iPad Pro Smart Keyboard Teardown [Photos]

iPad Pro Smart Keyboard Teardown [Photos]

iPad Pro Smart Keyboard Teardown [Photos]
T - November 24, 2015 at 7:40pm
What's the point of this?
Ren - November 24, 2015 at 10:39pm
To test repairing products yourself, see what the damages will be when this keyboard gets in any condition, and the risk of trying to put it back together.
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