Apple’s new iPad Pro model has actually earned a Repairability Score of 2 out of 10 from iFixit. This puts the 9.7-inch model at the exact same repairability degree as the iPad Air 2, yet lower on the scale than just the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, which earned a 3 from 10. The reduced score is due to ‘gobs of glue’ that hold every little thing into location and a ‘merged front panel,’ which make the 9.7-inch iPad Pro more ‘challenging’ to repair. iFixit likewise noted that the Smart Connector port ‘is practically difficult to change– however integrates no moving parts as well as is not likely to fail.’
Inside the new iPad Pro iFixit uncovered a 7,306 mAh battery, an Apple APL1021 A9X 64-bit cpu and Samsung K3RG1G1 2 GB (16 Gb) LPDDR4 RAM. This means although the brand-new iPad Pro is more effective than the iPad Air 2, it includes the same quantity of RAM as its 9.7-inch precursor. The smaller iPad also shares the exact same cpu as 12.9-inch iPad Pro, however ships with much less RAM at 2GB as compared to 4GB. Other chips consist of 32GB flash storage from SK Hynix, InvenSense EMS-A 6-axis Gyroscope and also Accelerometer Combo, which are additionally found in apple iphone SE. The 9.7-inch iPad Pro additionally utilizes the very same NXP Semiconductors 8416A1 Touch ID Sensor as the larger iPad Pro.
You can see iFixit’s detailed teardown of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, here and the 12.9-inch teardown from last year, here.
Both iPad Pro vehicles are available through apple.com, beginning at $599 for the 9.7-inch WiFi-only design.