The day that we have been waiting for. The teardown of the iPad 2 has happened and it’s by none other than the guys from iFixIt. They got their hands on the WiFi version of the iPad 2 and immediately tore it down, revealing all the components like the battery, camera, A5 chip etc.
According to them, the iPad 2 was put together using only LOTS OF glue. No screws at all since there’s no space for that in the thin body.
What’s inside the iPad 2?
● 3.8V, 25 watt-hour battery. Capacity of 6930 mAh.
● Broadcom BCM5973KFBGH Microcontroller used for touchscreen
● Broadcom BCM5974 CKFBGH capacitative touchscreen controller
● Apple 1GHz A5 Processor
● Toshiba TH58NVG7D2FLA89 16GB NAND Flash
● Apple-branded 338S0940 A0BZ1101 SGP
● Wi-Fi board; powered by another Broadcom chip, a BCM43291HKUBC
● AGD8 2103 gyroscope next door to the LIS331DLH accelerometer, both by STMicroelectronics.
It’s true that the back camera is actually less than 1 megapixel resolution.
So what was iFixIt’s comment on the repairability of the iPad 2?
Repairability Score – 4 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair)
● The LCD is really easy to remove once the front panel is gone.
● Only standard Phillips screws were used — no Pentalobular or Tri-Wing funny-business.
● The front panel is now glued to the rest of the device, greatly increasing the chances of cracking the glass when trying to remove it.
● The battery is very securely stuck down to rear case, and you have to remove the logic board to remove it.
● You can’t access the front panel’s connector until you remove the LCD.
Check out this video below for more.