June 23, 2024
iFixit Posts Teardown of New 13-inch iPad Air [Video]

iFixit Posts Teardown of New 13-inch iPad Air [Video]

Posted May 24, 2024 at 4:22pm by iClarified
iFixit has posted a teardown of Apple's new 13-inch iPad Air with M2.

Apple's newest iPad Air is actually two Airs, both with an M2 chip, twice the base storage of the last model, and now available with an extra two inches on the Plus-sized screen. Which begs the question. What does "Air" mean if not the lightest duty, and lightest weight device in a lineup? The latest Airs clock in thicker and heavier than the equivalently sized iPad Pro.

Getting into the iPad involves heating, prying, and tough adhesive; as well as, careful handling of tiny connectors and cables. The battery replacement procedure includes pull tabs to ease the process, but is still quite tedious. The battery is slightly bigger and heavier than the 13-inch Pro, but has less capacity (36.59 Wh vs. nearly 38.99 Wh). The speakers are bigger and integrated into the case, making them irreplaceable.

The iPad Air scores a three out of 10 on the repairability scale due to difficult disassembly and lack of spare parts/documentation.

If you're interested in purchasing the new iPad Air, it's on sale right now:
M2 iPad Air (11-inch): $569.99 ($29.01 off)
M2 iPad Air (13-inch): $764 ($35 off)

You can learn more about the new iPad Air here:
Apple Debuts New 11-inch and 13-inch iPad Air With M2 Chip, Faster Wi-Fi

Grab the new wallpapers here:
Download the Official 2024 iPad Air Wallpaper Here

Also, you may want to check out the early reviews and benchmarks here:
M2 iPad Air Review Roundup [Video]
M2 iPad Air Benchmarks

Check out the full teardown video below!

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