iFixit Tears Down the New iPad 6 [Photos]

iFixit Tears Down the New iPad 6 [Photos]

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iFixit has posted its teardown of the new 9.7-inch iPad 6.

While this iPad's specs reveal two major updates—an upgraded processor, and Pencil support—has Apple quietly changed anything else? Let’s find out with a teardown!

Highlights:
● Air-gapped digitizer panel—not as visually impressive as other recent iPads, but it's much cheaper to replace cracked glass
● Model number A1893.
● 2x Broadcom BCM15900B0 touch screen controller found in the 10.5" and 12.9" iPad Pro
● Apple continues to use the battery from the iPad 5 here—model number A1484 with a 32.9 Wh capacity
● Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24 SoC (also found in the iPhone 7) with 2 GB Micron D9VBD LPDDR4 SDRAM layered beneath

Repairability Score: 2 out of 10
● The LCD is easy to remove once you separate the cover glass/digitizer.
● Air-gapped, separately replaceable cover glass and LCD makes many drop damage repairs far less expensive.
● As in all iPads, a solid barrier of very strong adhesive bars the way to any repairs, and makes rework a sticky proposition.
● More adhesive holds nearly everything else in place. Battery replacement is particularly challenging.
● The LCD has foam sticky tape adhering it to the front panel, increasing risk of damage during disassembly.

Check out a couple photos below or hit the link for the full teardown.

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iFixit Tears Down the New iPad 6 [Photos]

iFixit Tears Down the New iPad 6 [Photos]

iFixit Tears Down the New iPad 6 [Photos]

iFixit Tears Down the New iPad 6 [Photos]

PaulieP - April 5, 2018 at 7:29pm
Well, the article is that Apple, for years has duped everyone into upgrading every year.
zyme - April 5, 2018 at 6:00pm
Cheaper iPads with pencil support, yum... Glad they've gotten Rid of 16 GB, I don't know how anyone installed any apps in that little space since I'm constantly out of room if I save one video or install one big app with a 32GB iPad & I just have a small few 'minimum' apps which I use most often installed. -- Does anyone know what the article was referring too, about recent models with non-air-gapped better quality screens? I thought they were all the same recently except for the 120hz iPad Pro models and I thought those were just faster? (And a waste of potential - that should've supported 3D).
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