iFixit teardown: 13″ iPad Pro and Apple Pencil Pro taken apart

The repair professionals at iFixit looked at Apple's new hardware and assessed its repairability. During the teardown of the M4 iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil Pro The hardware inside was also exposed, which is just as interesting. Below you will find a few important points about the thinnest iPad Pro to date and Apple's new tablet stylus - as well as the corresponding video from iFixit.

The iFixit teardown of the new Apple hardware shows that the iPad Pro is improving in small steps. But if the battery of the Apple Pencil Pro is dead, the device is electronic waste. Image source: iFixit.com
The iFixit teardown of the new Apple hardware shows that the iPad Pro is improving in small steps. But if the battery of the Apple Pencil Pro is dead, the device is electronic waste. Image source: iFixit.com

M4 iPad Pro: change that saves time during repairs

Compared to its predecessor, there is a change in the new iPad Pro that saves significant time in the event of a repair. It's the fact that the battery cells can be removed without having to completely disassemble the tablet first. The display still needs to be detached, a few internal components removed and the adhesive strips under the batteries removed. But there are still several components that remain in the housing and do not need to be removed to replace the battery. So definitely an advantage in the development of the iPad Pro design.

Apple Pencil Pro: No repair or battery replacement possible

With the disassembly of Apple's new professional tablet, iFixit also attempted to find out whether the Apple Pencil Pro could be repaired. Since only the replaceable lead was easily removable, the housing had to be cut open to access the internal technology. So if the battery goes downhill, you can't replace it, you have to buy a new stylus. When removing individual elements, such as the induction coils, the magnets or the Taptic Engine, you couldn't avoid completely destroying the Apple Pencil Pro. So there is no improvement here in terms of repairability, which is practically non-existent.

iFixit video and blog post about the new Apple hardware

Shahram Mokhtari, who guides the embedded video below, has one for the iFixit blog Post written in which the teardown of the new iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil Pro is also discussed. There you will also find further pictures, for example explaining the tandem OLED display. The bottom line is that although the tablet's battery can be replaced more easily than its predecessor, the device as a whole still leaves a lot of room for improvement. The right to repair can be implemented even better.

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