Apple only simply got done introducing the brand-new iPad at its current education-themed occasion, and currently the folks at iFixit have gotten hold of an unit and broken it open.
Their findings? That the device is practically similar to in 2015’s iPad, albeit with a couple of more affordable touches like not laminating the screen. The most noteworthy part is that, in spite of the brand-new focus on the education market, the brand-new iPad stays next to difficult to fix. Tsk, tsk!
Among the primary sources of irreparability boils down to the 32.9 Wh capability battery, which is stuck behind a “repair-impeding adhesive.” The company keeps in mind that, “Apple offered us a hopeful glance of simple iPad battery removal as soon as before (with the 12.9-inch iPad Pro), but we have not seen anything like it because.”
The iPad’s glued glass screen also makes it a bit more susceptible to being dropped. On the plus side, although the iPad’s air-gapped digitizer panel is not as visually remarkable as other current iPads, it’s substantially less expensive to “replace broken glass that isn’t LOCA-bonded to the screen panel beneath.”
Inside the gadget, iFixit notes that there is an A10 Fusion processor, the exact same chip in the iPhone 7 series phones, with 2 GB RAM. There are likewise 2x Broadcom touch screen controller chips. These are the very same components previously discovered in the 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models.No more repairable than usual Overall, iFixit offers the iPad
a 2 from 10 for repairability. The pluses are that the LCD is easy to eliminate as soon as you separate the cover glass and digitizer, and the cost of replacing the air-gapped cover glass. On the downside, a solid barrier of strong adhesive stops you repairing the device, while changing the battery is challenging.Personally, we’re not enormously shocked.
The brand-new iPad provides some impressive functionality at a reasonably low $329 cost point.Still, provided Apple’s history in the education market, it would have been good if the business had actually taken on board just how hard-wearing a gadget aimed at the classroom needs to be. Even if Apple’s not exactly the greatest supporter of the”Right to Repair work.”Source: iFixit