iPad mini teardown finds stereo speakers, Samsung LCD

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iFixit has conducted an iPad mini teardown, finding a Samsung LCD and confirming stereo speakers — making the iPad mini the first handheld iDevice to have stereo speakers. It’s noted that though the teardown unit uses a Samsung LCD, some other iPad minis likely use different manufacturers. The battery is marked with confusing labels — it’s marked as a 3.72V, 16.5 Watt-hour, 4400 mAh battery. But elsewhere, it appears to be marked as a 3.78V, 16.9 Watt-hour battery. Apple’s tech specs list the battery as 16.3 Watt-hour.

iPad mini teardown finds stereo speakers, Samsung LCD

Hynix 16 GB NAND Flash and 512 MB of RAM are included in the iPad mini, which reminds iFixit of a larger iPod touch. iFixit gives the iPad mini a low repairability score — 2 out of 10. The fifth-generation iPod touch didn’t fare much better, earning a 3 out of 10.

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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.