iFixit tears open Apple's new iPad: What's inside?

 

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Add NoteEditStep 1 — iPad 3 4G Teardown

  • Luke flew to the Telstra store in Melbourne, Australia and was first in line to get the iPad 3 for our deconstructive pleasure.

  • A big thanks to Macfixit Australia for letting us use their facility for the teardown!

  • Tech Specs:

    • Dual-core Apple A5X processor

    • 9.7 inch LCD backlit in-plane switching LED with 2048×1536 pixel Retina display

    • Quad-core graphics processor

    • 16, 32, or 64 GB flash memory

    • 5 MP HD rear-facing camera

 

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  • It's go time! What does an iFixit teardown expert need to dismember the newest iPad at midnight on the other side of the world?

  • Despite our office being in the United States, and the iPad 3 being debuted in Australia, we are fairly confident that it will still work.

  • If you want to follow along on your own iPad, ournative iOS app is a great way to go.

 

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  • We spoke too soon. It appears that 4G LTE on the iPad 3 does not actually work in the land of Oz.

  • Uh-oh, which iPad is this? iPad 2 3G? iPad 3 4G? iPad N (N+1)G?

    • Luckily for everybody, the model number is unique, unlike some of Apple's other products. The model number is A1430.

 

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  • So this is what the rear panel of a new "new iPad" looks like. Do you know what it sort of reminds us of?

  • The 5 MP iSight rear-facing camera boasts autofocus, face detection, 1080p HD video recording, and video stabilization. Definitely a great improvement over last year's weak 0.7 MP rear-facing camera.

  • The 2048×1536 pixel Retina display doesn't do much to amaze us once we turn the iPad off, but we didn't fly halfway across the world just to play Punch a Hipster.

 

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  • A heavy-duty display should only be removed withheavy-duty suction cups.

  • The first legitimately-purchased, legitimately-owned iPad 3 is now also the first legitimately-opened iPad ... in the world.

  • Apparently, the new iPad has a face, and it's not happy. Look familiar?

 

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#God's mysteries

It is impossible to wrap our minds around God and His ways. But mystery is what keeps us returning to learn more about Him. Although there are secrets surrounding Him, we are to honor the Lord in the lessons we have learned. In addition, we are given the responsibility of passing on these lessons to our children and instilling in them a desire to uncover more of God's mysteries.

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