iFixit Tears down the 9.7-inch iPad Pro


iFixit Tears down the 9.7-inch iPad Pro

Each time a new electronic device is launched, it is only a matter of days iFixit had their hands on it. The last device is 9.7-inch iPad Pro and discovered something interesting Apple doid not mentioned on its website: the new iPad (normal size) has the same camera than the iPhone 6s Plus , including optical image stabilizer or OIS.

According to the study published by iFixit, the new iPad Pro is a mix between the iPad Air 2 and 12.9-inch model introduced last September. On the one hand, it maintains the image of Air 2, but shares most of the components with the larger professional tablet. The trouble is that, as in all iPad, if we fix it without having to take the S.A.T. official have to be a handyman, since repairability index iFixit has given the 9.7-inch iPad Pro has been 2 of 10.

The 9.7-inch iPad Pro uses glue it difficult to repair
The first thing he found iFixit to remove the motherboard, battery and top speakers is that most components of this new iPad are secured with “gobs of glue”, which will make it necessary to use special tools to repair it case of failure.


What is perhaps the most interesting finding is that the camera 12Mpx iPad 9.7 inch Pro is the same as the iPhone 6s Plus. What does this mean? Because it has the aforementioned OIS and that his camera is better than using the 4.7-inch iPhone 6s. This is something which surprises, since Apple does not include this information on the website dedicated to this new iPad, may not leave bad at this point the model of 12.9 inches (already had left quite wrong with the flash and 12mpx).

As for the battery, the latest iPad has a battery 7.306mAh, which is a smaller battery than the iPad Air 2 (7.340mAh) but will be highly compensated by the efficiency of A9X processor and co-processor M9. In any case, according to iFixit, the three tablets have a similar range of about 10 hours of use, which, of course, depend on the use we make of them. RAM included in the device, we already knew that is 2GB, is supplied by Samsung. The Touch ID which have included is the first generation and second generation not used in the iPhone 6s, something we also expect to see no reference on page spec 9.7-inch iPad Pro.

It is also interesting to note that the famous website says that the Smart Connector is “virtually impossible” to replace, so you have to be especially careful not to give any blow to that point. Most likely, suffering a breakdown in this smart connector, Apple decided to change the entire device. In any case, that 2 out of 10 repairability warns us not to try to open it if you do not know what we’re doing.

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