iFixit Tears Down the New iPad Mini 5 [Images]

iFixit Tears Down the New iPad Mini 5 [Images]

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iFixit has posted its teardown of the new iPad mini 5.

This year Apple revisited their smallest tablet, bucking industry trends by keeping the Mini's screen small and bezels big. Did Apple stick to tradition all around, or will we be treated to an interior redesign? Looks like we’ll have to tear this tablet down to find out!

Highlights:
● Model number: A2133
● Battery flex connector is now adhered to that cover bracket, automatically disconnecting the battery when the bracket is removed
● Apple APL1W81 A12 Bionic SoC, layered over Samsung K3UH4H40AM-MGCL 3 GB LPDDR4X DRAM
● 7 MP ƒ/2.2 front-facing camera
● A1546 3.82Vdc 19.32Whr 5124mAH battery

iFixit Tears Down the New iPad Mini 5 [Images]

Repairability Score: 2 out of 10
● A single Phillips driver takes care of all the screws.
● Many components are modular and can be replaced independently, but the Lightning port is soldered to the logic board.
● Battery replacement is possible, but still unnecessarily difficult.
● Gobs of adhesive hold many parts and cables in place, complicating all repairs.
● Removing the home button is tough, and will be required for display replacement if you want to keep Touch ID functionality.

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

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iFixit Tears Down the New iPad Mini 5 [Images]

iFixit Tears Down the New iPad Mini 5 [Images]

iFixit Tears Down the New iPad Mini 5 [Images]

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