10.5" iPad Pro teardown: beautiful on the inside, but hard to repair
by Victor Hristov / Jun 15, 2017, 2:51 AM
iPad Pro brings some welcome improvement and excitement to the tablet space.
As sales of tablets and iPads keep on dwindling, the 10.5" iPad Pro delivers a brand new 120Hz display that makes scrolling smoother than ever, delivers a big boost in performance and improves core experiences with the Apple Pencil.
It will all come together with the arrival of iOS 11, a software update that brings features like the dock and improves multitasking on the iPad in a big way, making it much more productive and closer to a laptop in terms of productivity.
However, what we are looking at now is hardware, not software: teardown masters from iFixit opened the new 10.5" iPad Pro to see what's inside and to learn how easy it is to repair.
And the answer is: not easy at all. With huge amounts of glue and a fused LCD panel with the front glass, it's hard to perform basic tasks like a battery and screen replacement on the new iPad. Techies will be happy to see the various components on the 10.5" iPad Pro exposed, and all the curious little details and differences when compared with the 12.9" iPad Pro.
Check it all out right below.
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Is changing battery easy or difficult?
posted on Jun 15, 2017, 3:01 AM 1
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Read the article. it's difficult. There should be laws to limit how manufacturers makes it hard to repair their devices to block us and push sales. Anyway when I buy something it's mine, so I ain't buying devices like this.
posted on Jun 15, 2017, 3:07 AM 2
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It's hard to repair most modern electronics because of the push to make them as thin and light as possible, not to force users to upgrade. Would you prefer the iPad be thick like a traditional laptop and easy to disassemble with screws?
posted on Jun 15, 2017, 3:24 AM 5
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60fps on ipad display sounds amazing for ios users and apple makes so much noise about anythink they have on their device that they are first to introduce those technologies. 60fps fast refreshing screen was first introduced by Nokia about 4 years ago in lumia 920.
posted on Jun 20, 2017, 9:21 AM 0
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