iFixit Tears Down iPad 2: A Very Neat Tablet with A5 Chip and 25 watt-hr Battery [Video]

Here we are with iFixit’s Tear Down for iPad 2. A lot of content has filled much space on the web to describe all new features and healthy characteristics of Apple’s iPad 2 but without the solid tear down of iPad 2 by iFixit, the story still remains untold. iFixit got a 16 GB Wi-Fi model of the new iPad 2 within an hour just after it comes on the US stores to fix its goodies and baddies for your kind information. iFixit’s Tear Down published on its site tells the whole inside scenario of the redesigned iPad 2’s model. Let’s see what is inside the Apple’s most popular tablet-iPad 2.

iFixit Tears Down iPad 2

- There is no difference in Broadcom touch controllers and Wi-Fi chip in both iPad 1 and ipad 2 models found and other recent iOS devices.
- The A5 chip is labeled with manufacture dates of January/February 2011, but iFixit has yet to uncover the codes found on the packaging to determine the manufacturer name whether it is Samsung or TSMC.

iFixit Tears Down iPad 2-1

The A5 processor has manufacture dates of late January and mid-February 2011. Production was clearly ramping up through the last minute. It looks like the A5 processor is the APL0498, replacing the A4/APL0398 seen in the iPad 1 and iPhones.

-The three-cell battery of iPad 2 offers 25 watt-hour only which is minutely better than the 24.8 watt-hour battery previously installed in the original iPad, however its much flatter form factor makes the iPad 2’s design more thinner on which Apple prouds rightly.

- Though its speaker grille has been redesigned yet the actual speakers remain very small. It seems that it would be a late addition.

iFixit Tears Down iPad 2-2

Ifixit’s Tear Down of iPad 2 precisely admits that Apple’s new iPad 2 is the most neat and tidy tablet as a whole despite of very tightly packed inside, leaving no space inside the body unlike iPad 1. And a final interesting finding by iFixit; Apple has used a significant amounts of glue to hold all parts together inside iPad 2 instead to use screws.

You can also watch out iFixit’s iPad 2 Tear Down video too;


Via: Macrumors



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