After the controlled destruction of Mac mini and MacBook Air, the iFixit turned his eye toward the new 11-inch iPad Pro. Teardown reveals a lot of glue, even more magnets, and just a few surprises inside the latest Apple board.
Surprisingly, the super-slim settings make the new iPad Pro harder to get in than the previous models. Unevenly positioned display tapes make it harder to remove the screen, but below it we find the common suspects: logic board, speakers, TrueDepth camera alarms and batteries to name a few components.
The new iPad Pro will be an entertainment power plant thanks to a total of eight speakers, consisting of four woofers and four tweeters. Combine them with the Liquid Retina screen with a 1
iFixit notes that the TrueDepth array consists of the dot projector, ambient light sensor, infrared camera and other sensors-like in the latest iPhones, but has a slightly modified form factor. The report has not commented on this, so we still do not know what Apple had to do to make Face ID possible in landscape and portrait mode on this tablet. It's still possible that such a feature can make way for upcoming iPhones (current iPhone X, XS and XS Max, and XR models can only use Face ID in portrait mode), but it's still unclear how difficult it will be for Apple to do so
Apple brought back veneers to support the two batteries in iPad Pro. These should make the batteries easier to remove, but unfortunately the batteries are also attached with a glue that eliminates the easy removal that comes back from the pull tabs. The adhesive also ensures the logic board and speakers, making it difficult to safely remove most of the device's critical components. In particular, iPad Pro actually contains a slightly smaller battery than the old 10.5-inch model: it's a 29.45Wh cell, down from the previous 30.8Wh cell.
An upside is that the new USB-C port is fully modular and independent of the motherboard, unlike the flash port that came before it on previous models. This means that it is easier to replace, which is a good advantage to have in a component that inevitably sees a lot of wear and tear. IPad Pro is the first iOS device to trench Apple's Lightning port. Although ideal for future protection and embraces more modern ports, it will probably frustrate those that are rooted in the Apple ecosystem, and have many lightning cables that they could have used to charge the new iPad Pro.
iFixit also prized himself into the new Apple pencil, which is much harder to get in than iPad Pro. The interns are like the previous pencil model, save for the new wireless cargo components. Apple also seems to have included a capacitive grid in the new pencil, which can signal more complex movements coming forward.
The new Apple pencil is magnetically attached to an edge of the new iPad professionals, allowing it to recharge with the iPad Pro battery and stay close to the device for use. Unlike the old Apple pen, it does not need to connect to the tablet USB-C port to recharge or pair the device. However, the replaceable tips represent the only common ground between the old and new Apple pencils-old Apple pencils that do not work with the new iPad professionals so you have to invest another $ 129 in the new pencil if you need it . 19659004] iFixit gave iPad Pro and its Apple pencil a repairs score of three. Check out the entire teardown for more details.