Apple iPad Pro 10.5 inch tear down shows the new tablet is hard to repair but held strongly inside

Apple iPad Pro 10.5-inch gets a repairablilty score of 2 for it comes across as task to repair it in this teardown.

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The new Apple iPad Pro 10.5-inch was launched recently by the company promising new improvements and upgrades along with it. The Cupertino giant bets high on the new tablet boasting an impressive spec sheet. With the new iPad Pro, the company seems hopeful with spikes in its tablet sales, which has been quite on and off lately.

The iPad Pro 10.5-inch features an all-new 120Hz display which offers smoother scrolling than on previous generation iPads. Also, the iPad Pro now offers improved performance and controls with the Apple Pencil. The iPad Pro 10.5-inch will hit shelves later this year and will run on the latest, iOS 11. Apple has already showcased how iOS 11 will perform on the new iPad Pro and needless to say, but it looks worth the wait. However, iFixit got their hands early on the new iPad and even performed a teardown of the subject. Turns out, Apple iPad Pro is ‘beautiful’ inside out.

From the teardown, iFixit learnt that the iPad Pro is designed elegantly, but hard to repair. Remember we are talking about the hardware spec on iPad Pro and not the software here. Folks at iFixit are known for tearing down devices and gauge how easy or complicated to repair those devices can be. On opening up the iPad Pro 10.5 inch, it is realized that the battery is held firm in the place with adhesive in comparison to the pull tabs seen in the iPad Pro 12.9-inch. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus teardown gives a peek inside the smartphones

iFixit found the Smart Connector port virtually impossible to replace but just like the batter, it is held strongly in the design as well. Notably, the LCD display and front glass panel are integrated together which makes the job relatively easy for repair guys, while it also increases the cost of repair in case of an unfortunate accidental damage. On the scale of 1 to 10, iFixit gave the iPad Pro 10.5 inch a score of 2 considering it is hard to repair. More the number, more the device is easy to repair.

Watch the teardown video below:

  • Published Date: June 16, 2017 12:40 PM IST