iFixit Shares Full Teardown of 11-Inch iPad Pro and New Apple Pencil

Following teardowns of the brand new MacGuide Air and Mac mini, the restore professionals at iFixit have as of late printed their teardown of the 11-inch iPad Pro.

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To get started, iFixit got rid of the show from the pill and the very first thing they spotted had been the audio parts of the brand new iPad Pro, made up of four woofers and four tweeters.


The audio system and good judgment board quilt impeded get admission to to the iPad Pro‘s A12X Bionic chip, however sooner or later iFixit accessed the whole good judgment board. On it, they discovered the A12X Bionic SoC, 64GB Toshiba flash garage, two Micron RAM totaling 4GB, the NFC controller, Apple’s Wi-Fi/Bluetooth module, two Broadcom contact display controllers, and a Texas Instruments energy controller.

With its points of interest set at the iPad Pro‘s battery, iFixit came upon that the 2018 pill’s battery is reasonably extra repairable than the former era. This is as a result of Apple is once more the use of stretch-release battery tabs once more with the 11-inch iPad Pro, with six U-shaped strips in general. iFixit defined that each and every of those strips come with two tabs, so fixers have a 2nd likelihood at repairability will have to one of them destroy.


After this easy opening with the adhesive strips, iFixit nonetheless confronted a great amount of adhesive working down the left aspect of the battery. Eventually, the restore professionals were given the battery loose and discovered a 7,812 mAh battery working at 3.77 V for 29.45 Wh, which is a slight downgrade compared to the 30.8 Wh pack of the 10.5-inch iPad Pro.

Looking on the Face ID parts, iFixit identified that this is similar fundamental prior to now noticed in Apple units because the iPhone X, simply in “a reasonably changed shape issue.” iFixit then got rid of the audio system, Apple Pencil charging board, and USB-C port, which is absolutely modular, in contrast to earlier iPads. Unlike the Lightning ports at the older iPad fashions — which have been soldered to the good judgment board — the USB-C port at the 11-inch iPad Pro may also be changed independently of the principle good judgment board.


Lastly, iFixit used its ultrasonic blade to teardown the brand new Apple Pencil and uncover its battery, wi-fi charging coil, alignment magnets, and Broadcom contact controller. The professionals additionally spotted what gave the impression of a capacitive grid, concept for use to sign up the person’s faucet inputs at the new Apple Pencil. According to iFixit, this actual grid additionally is helping the Apple Pencil know the place at the Pencil you faucet, now not simply when, so the professionals questioned if extra complicated gestures might be coming.

Overall, the 11-inch iPad Pro has won a 3/10 repairability rating, with 10 being the perfect to fix. The main bonuses for the brand new iPad Pro‘s repairability had been the modular USB-C port and lack of a bodily house button, which “eradicated a not unusual failure level” and may just additional simplify upkeep. Still, iFixit famous that adhesive was once just about in every single place within of the iPad Pro, and will make all upkeep tougher.

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