Apple iPad 4 teardown finds guts, but no repair glory

Apple iPad 4 teardown finds guts, but no repair glory
After the iPad mini teardown already behind out backs, now it's time for the overhauled big brother to lie on the dissection table of iFixit with all its adhesive-bound glory, that makes it tough to repair. 

The good gals and guys over there are quick to sooth the emotions of new iPad owners, saying that the 4th generation iPad has barely changed compared to it, except for the connector, of course, and the faster processor, which they may or may not be that giddy about anyway. The improved FaceTime front camera, however, might tip the scales in the iPad 4 favor.

Overall Apple didn't save much space inside the iPad 4 by switching to the smaller Lightning connector, but the connector is on its own ribbon cable now, so it can be fairly easily replaced if something happens.

source: iFixit

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iPad 4
  • Display 9.7" 2048 x 1536 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6X, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB



1. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Good news for potential first-time iPad buyers, nothing to talk about for iPad 3 owners.

2. Kronic

Posts: 321; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

iLoveiPad!!! That's my preference and opinion. You may buy nexus 10 if you want but don't dislike this comment.

3. nwright94 unregistered

The dislikes will come. People on this website can't stand differing opinions. I'm actually really tempted to sell my iPad 3 and get a nexus 10, but I'm not going to hate on anyone who prefers iPad.

5. Kronic

Posts: 321; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

+1 for that....

6. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

+1 bro's

9. badini007

Posts: 18; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

Actually we don't hate anyone, we are just trying to wakeup guys who are in iworld by giving them the red pill and show them what they are missing. Hope you understand...

4. nwright94 unregistered

Like this one android forever person a few days ago, went on almost every article and bashed on anyone not using android. I know they're not all like that, but there's a good but like him.

7. mydi.maus unregistered

ipad 4 should be just ipad+ since no big differences.

8. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

Surface anytime

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