iFixit: fourth-gen iPad teardown surprise-free

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iFixit’s teardown of the fourth-generation iPad didn’t uncover any real surprises, as most of the components and the battery are the same as in the third-generation iPad. One possible exception is the LG display, instead of the Samsung display seen in the company’s teardown of the third-generation iPad; however, as Apple uses multiple suppliers, other LCD manufacturers could be found in other third- and fourth-generation iPads.

iFixit: fourth-gen iPad teardown surprise-free

All new additions to the fourth-generation iPad came as advertised — Lightning connector, front-facing 1.2 MP FaceTime HD camera, and the new A6X processor, notably all without major modifications to the interior of the third-generation model. iFixit gave the latest iPad a repairability score of 2 out of 10, same as the iPad mini.

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Phil Dzikiy

Phil Dzikiy was the Editor-in-Cheif at iLounge. He mostly edited and oversaw all site editorial content, managed staff and freelancers, made the final call on product review grades and awards, and led online coverage of all Apple events and live coverage of the International CES in 2015.