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As reported a few days ago, iFixit has, among other things disassembled the current iPad mini. Various technical data such as the 3 GB RAM and the 5.124 mAh battery with 19,32 Wh came to light. Now there is also a teardown of the iFixit Apple iPad Air 3 (2019). This shows the internal structure of the tablet as well as technical data, which Apple usually does not publish itself, but uses examples (battery life instead of capacity, performance comparison instead of RAM naming). Details from the tinkering with the flat mobile computer can be found below.
The most important technical data of the tablet for consumers are already known: a 10,5 "display with a 26,67 cm screen diagonal, a resolution of 2.224 x 1.668 pixels @ 264 ppi, an A12 bionic chip with neural engine and integrated M12 coprocessor and up to to 256 GB of storage. Thanks to the unscrewing and dismantling of the iFixit experts, we now also know other technical details such as the RAM memory and the battery capacity of the iPad Air 3:
If you need more data and details on individual components, you can here the entire teardown view in text and picture. For example, components from Intersil, Parade Technologies and Texas Instruments are shown. The flash memory also comes from Toshiba and the touchscreen controllers from Broadcom.
As with the iPad mini 2019 teardown, the repairability of the iPad Air from this year is only rated 2 out of 10. The only positive point is that all screws can be removed with a regular Phillips screwdriver. It is considered neutrally that although many components are modular, for example the Lightning connector is soldered to the logic board. Further measures are negatively classified as unnecessarily complicated.
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.