iPad Pro teardown shows us what's inside Apple's largest tablet to date

iPad Pro teardown shows us what's inside Apple's largest tablet to date
Available to buy starting today, the iPad Pro is not only Apple's biggest iPad ever, but also its most expensive tablet to date: prices start at $799 (32 GB, Wi-Fi), and go up to $1,079 (128 GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular). What's more, if you need a full iPad Pro experience, with Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard, you have to pay an extra $268.

Before deciding if you want to buy the iPad Pro, you may be curious to know what the tablet looks like when it's disassembled, and how easy it is to repair. Well, iFixit today posted its iPad Pro teardown for everyone to check out.

The nicest thing about the iPad Pro's construction is that the battery (a 10307 mAh one) can be removed rather easy. However, before being able to take out the battery, you'll need to fight with a lot of adhesive that's keeping the massive 12.9-inch display in place, the logic board (which has its own shielding - this, too, needs to be removed separately), four large speakers, camera sensors, connectors, and so on.

All in all, the iPad Pro got a repairability score of 3 out of 10. In other words: it's definitely not a device that's easy to repair (but we hope that not many customers will need theirs to be fixed).


source: iFixit

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iPad Pro
  • Display 12.9" 2048 x 2732 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A9X, Dual-core, 2260 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 10307 mAh

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18 Comments

1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Them batteries tho. Still that type of easy method to remove them is a godsend! Everything else...not so much.

2. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

1049 canadian for the smallest configuration? Good luck with that Apple. I would get a surface pro 4 or a MacBook for that amount.

3. carlemillward unregistered

One thing you cannot deny about Apple is that they know how to arrange circuitry and other parts inside their devices.

4. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

$268 for a pen and a keyboard is just wrong.

14. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 729; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Logitech has announced a keyboard for that device that comes with a backlit keyboard. And is a hard case. There should be an announcement for the alternative stylus for the ipencil. And that would cost less.

5. iusshpandeh

Posts: 250; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

Anyone who buys an iPad Pro does a big 13" mistake! ;)

13. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 729; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

And why would that be a mistake if that user wants to enjoy it?

6. Iodine

Posts: 1481; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Just one amazing piece of tech ! But where is the iPad Air 3 ?

7. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Pretty both the inside and the outside.

8. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Played with it today. Yea nothing special, looks better in videos and pictures. Maybe in a few months when there are apps built around it but right now in its current state.. Pass. The pencil doesn't do much at all. Surface Pro and Surface Book all the way.

17. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

Nothing but lame copy of Note Pro. Samsung is just waiting the media propaganda to make their job advertising such device(media was mocking at Note Pro size before) make ppl think that this is magical size and everyone needs it. Then Samsung will release the REAL THING : Note Pro 2.

9. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

not so much in the insides..pretty empty.

10. mixedfish

Posts: 1556; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Empty promises, it's what you pay for.

11. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

What did they promise that you're not getting? Did Apple hurt you? Touch you somewhere?

15. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

They make it very clear on there website that the pro replaces your PCs, and there is nothing new included in the price that helps do this over the air 2, it's a joke and you getting the normal verge review where they try to make out it does but unlike normal reviews they do about Apple products the comments part at the end of the page, are saying that they full of it and they joking if they can give a better score than the surface 4 pro I.e. This is starting to make Apple and the verge reviews look fake and removes there credibility

16. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The best part is how they say nothing about how you are unable to change what angle the screen can be looked at but made some big deal about this on the way better setup of the older surfaces before the pro3 and again even the normal 3 as a better setting I.e. You need the keyboard to stand it up and then it only stand at one angle, hm, but I me taking this on my next trip without my mac hahhahahahahahhahahahahhahahahahahhahahahaha, You joking right

18. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The Verge is a joke plain a s simple.

12. shinywindow unregistered

I can tell you what's inside. Yesterdays Samsung parts.

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