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Apple’s iPad Disassembled; Reveals Two Battery Cells, Samsung Flash Memory, More Rugged Than Macbooks

April 3rd, 2010 04:59 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Apple's iPad Is Here

Apple’s iPad is finally here and folks at iFixit have done what every geek would love to do i.e. to crack open Apple's new iPad to see what's inside.

We had got a glimpse of iPad’s internals thanks to the teardown photos published by FCC but iFixit’s teardown has revealed some more interesting details in the production unit.

Here are some of the highlights from iFixit’s teardown of the iPad purchased from an Apple store:

  • This machine is absolutely gorgeous inside. There's clear symmetry that is there for aesthetics alone.

  • The rear case is CNC machined from a solid block of aluminum, using the same process as the MacBook Pro.

  • Apple has used more epoxy to secure chips to the board than we've seen before.  This indicates that it is designed to be even more rugged than their laptops.

  • The battery isn't soldiered onto the motherboard.  That means replacing the battery *is* feasible for users who do not want to give up their precious for a week. (And then get back someone else's iPad!)

  • This unit is different from the FCC photos. Toshiba DOES NOT have the flash memory in the production units! Instead, Samsung has secured a major win.

  • The battery integrates two separate 3.75V lithium polymer cells wired in parallel for such ample battery life.

Here are some of the iPad teardown photos:

Apple's iPad Disassembled

Apple's iPad Disassembled

Apple's iPad Disassembled

You can checkout the step by step teardown of the iPad over at iFixit.

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Source: Apple’s iPad Disassembled; Reveals Two Battery Cells, Samsung Flash Memory, More Rugged Than Macbooks

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