New 9.7-inch iPad Pro Teardown [Photos]

New 9.7-inch iPad Pro Teardown [Photos]

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iFixit has posted its teardown of the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro.

It seems to pack all the features of the first iPad Pro, in a smaller package. Let's see how they did it—it's time to tear down the iPad Pro 9.7".

Highlights:
● Fully laminated, 9.7", LED-backlit, Oxide TFT "True Tone" display with 2048 x 1536 resolution (264 ppi)
● 12 MP rear iSight camera with 4K video recording at 30 fps, and 5 MP FaceTime camera with 720p video
● New model number: A1673
● Strange new antenna interconnect boards.
● Samsung K3RG1G1 2 GB (16 Gb) LPDDR4 RAM
● SK Hynix H23QEG8VG1ACA 32 GB (256 Gb) NAND Flash Memory
● 2 × Broadcom BCM15900B0 (as seen in the iPad Pro 12.9")
● 3.82 V, 27.91 Whr, and 7,306 mAh battery

iPad Pro Repairability Score: 2 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair)
● While not soldered in place, the battery is very solidly adhered—no more pull tabs like we saw in the larger iPad Pro 12.9"
● The Smart Connector port is virtually impossible to replace—but incorporates no moving parts and is unlikely to fail.
● The LCD and front panel glass are fused together. This slightly simplifies the opening procedure.
● The fused front panel increases the cost of screen repair, and the risk of damaging the LCD when opening.
● Gobs of adhesive hold everything in place making all repairs more difficult.

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

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New 9.7-inch iPad Pro Teardown [Photos]

New 9.7-inch iPad Pro Teardown [Photos]

New 9.7-inch iPad Pro Teardown [Photos]
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