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First iFixit Teardown Pics + Live Teardown from iFixyouri

And after the first unboxing photos and videos, here we have the first teardowns from iOS hardware experts iFixit and iFixyouri. The guys at iFixyouri are doing a live streaming teardown in collaboration with 9to5mac, they’re currently a heat gun to remove the front panel (which is attached with a lot of glue, as noticed by iFixit).

- iFixit is updating their iPad 2 WiFi teardown gallery as we speak, they’ve already discovered the iPad 2’s battery is just about the same of the iPad 1 -  a 3.8V, 25 watt-hour unit.

- iPad 2 model number is A1395.

- Broadcom BCM5974 CKFBGH I/O microcontroller with NVM (also used in iPad 1)

- WiFi controller, again, from Broadcom: BCM43291HKUBC

- iPad uses three cells to achieve its 10 hour battery life

Here’s the logic board, featuring the Apple A5 chip:

  • Apple A5
  • Toshiba TH58NVG7D2FLA89 16GB NAND Flash
  • Apple 343S0542
  • Texas Instruments (TBD)
  • S6T2MLC N33C50V Power Management IC

The teardown reveals a tiny gyroscope (AGD8 2103) and small speakers, in spite of the big speaker grill the iPad has on its back:

- iFixyouri claims the iPad 2 has no water damage sensors.


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