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iPad 2 teardown: modestly updated battery, A5 revealed


iFixit is in the process of posting its iPad 2 teardown, and has found several small changes inside. Most notably, the iPad 2 uses a 3.8V, 25 watt-hour battery, compared to the 3.75V, 24.8 watt-hour battery in the original. Multiple Broadcom chips were found inside the device, including a Microcontroller, capacitive touchscreen controller, and a combination Wi-Fi/Bluetooth chip. Finally, the A5 processor inside iFixit’s unit had manufacture dates of late January and mid-February 2011, indicating that production was ramping up through the launch, and the processor carries the marking APL0498, compared to the APL0398 of the A4. We will update this article with more information if and when it becomes available.

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This is my first iPad and like it.  I’m somewhat disappointed of the screen.  It is not as clear that I’ve expected.  The front and back facing cameras are a little joke to me.  In today’s time, where a good quality of camera, in form of a decent camera resolution is practically in place everywhere, Apple has the nerve to offer this low quality.  Don’t get wrong, ... I love apple products and been a good customer.  I just think that there should be no reason why there cant be a better standart implemented in these two areas.  It’s a bit disappointing ...

Posted by Charles Starrett on March 12, 2011 at 8:05 PM (CST)

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