FCC’s iPad Teardown Photos Reveals Apple A4, Toshiba Flash Memory, Broadcom Chip, Battery & More
FCC has posted number of photos of Apple’s iPad, which shows its internals.
The photos have revealed some interesting details after folks at iFixit removed the PDF layer obscuring the part manufacturer information.
According to folks at iFixit, Apple had requested FCC to keep the information confidential until August 17.
iFixit has made the following observations from the photos:
The main processor is an Apple A4, which we’re already know.
iPad is using Toshiba Flash memory.
iPad is using a Broadcom BCM5973 chip, which could be the same chip used in the 3rd generation iPod Touch.
One of the board seems to be made by AT&S.
iPad’s display is mostly likely made by LG-Phillips.
The battery used in the iPad is 3.75V, 24.8 watt-hour (6.5 Amp hours) battery as compared to a 4.51 watt-hour battery in iPhone 3GS, which explains why iPad has 10 hours of battery life.
The iPad battery hasn’t been soldered and uses the same battery attachment system used in iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS.
Kyle from iFixit has informed us that they will be standing in line tonight to get their hands on the iPad so that they can perform a teardown.
Thanks Kyle, we’re looking forward to it.
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