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DISASSEMBLED: Apple's iPad Tablet

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April 3, 2010 7:17:50 PM

Grrrr.. it's not the full teardown!!?? Why have you put this in the Headline!?

edit: Just to be sure, I am not flaming. I just immediately was expecting a full teardown. Yes. I am sad.

edit2: oooook? Now I went to look again and there are like 10 more images that have been added.

SWEET!
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April 3, 2010 7:24:07 PM

This explains a lot already
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April 3, 2010 7:29:25 PM

:|
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April 3, 2010 7:49:54 PM

Anyway, there isn't much to it. Can't justify spending so much for a bigger touchscreen. I really don't know how much it should be. I payed $299 for my 32GB iTouch so maybe the price is relative. Would be kind of cool to have a big screen like that with a "CONTRACTLESS" 3G payment plan. 30 bucks a month for unlimited 3G doesn't sound bad to me!
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April 3, 2010 7:51:46 PM

Where's the part containing the fairy dust that makes it "magical"?
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April 3, 2010 8:05:28 PM

im surprised apple has been using that same connector/charger since the 1st(?) ipod. one would think they would want to upgrade that.
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April 3, 2010 8:18:51 PM

nforce4maxHmmm doesn't look like much to me except for the LiPo batteries which are dangerous.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Dc [...] RgsXpRNmJINow add iPad to the list.


I don't think you can use the same charger. I think I tried charging my iTouch with my 2nd or 3rd gen iPod charger and it won't allow it even though it's the same type charger physically.

So in theory it is worse since you buy a $400 device and are made b/c they don't give you a wall charger. Then you go to your old wires and find your old iPod charger. Yes! You say to your self I just saved $30 and then you plug it in only to find that it doesn't work.

You were pissed off that $400+ dollars doesn't get you a wall charger, to excited/happy that you found your old one, to pissed off again that the old one doesn't work. They put you through all these emotions..
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April 3, 2010 8:45:37 PM

That's right! Rip it apart rawr!
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April 3, 2010 8:51:53 PM

It costs 800$.

But can it play Crysis?

No, it can't.
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April 3, 2010 8:52:13 PM

maximus20895They put you through all these emotions..



ROFL... Dude, deep breath....
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April 3, 2010 8:55:25 PM

Made by....toshiba?
Anybody wanna explain??
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April 3, 2010 8:58:12 PM

__-_-_-__I bet that in some weeks we will have some news about exploding ipads just like we had exploding iphones


The cult of Mac needs burned human sacrifices...

As for the "Magical" part, if not fairy dust, than whats your theory on makes it magical? My second one was imps. Yes, little, magical imps. Man, I smell a class-action lawsuit if this thing doesn't give me three wishes...
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April 3, 2010 9:06:52 PM

OMG! Black PCB! I thought those pictures Apple released were just gimmicks but damn I love the sweet smell (yes it smells good) off black PCB.

=)
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April 3, 2010 9:09:47 PM

They put the batteries in blast proof bags...lol
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April 3, 2010 9:26:53 PM

Rep me for those who hate the new youtube layout.
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April 3, 2010 9:42:50 PM

mlopinto2k1oooook? Now I went to look again and there are like 10 more images that have been added. SWEET!


Yeah, like I said in the post, the article was published as Rapid Repair was doing the tear-down. We posted the images as they went live on their site.
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Anonymous
April 3, 2010 9:51:57 PM

Coming Next........



Will it blend?
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April 3, 2010 10:01:01 PM

This is hilarious its a dam I phone with a bigger screen what a load of crap :wahoo:  I can not see this being worth 599 and then have to get an expensive monthly plan for it to work what a load of crap. Apple is pure evil :lol: 
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April 3, 2010 10:50:54 PM

it doesn't require 3g:p  silly hater.
the j00 j00 and archos 9 prove that its not over priced.
but why argue with reality:p 
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April 3, 2010 10:58:12 PM

lauxenburgThey put the batteries in blast proof bags...lol


The bag packaging is to reduce the weight and volume and allow expansion due to side reactions...it's the same battery packaging in the MacBooks.
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April 3, 2010 11:17:44 PM

JMcEntegartYeah, like I said in the post, the article was published as Rapid Repair was doing the tear-down. We posted the images as they went live on their site.
I jumped the gun and didn't read the whole thing. Trust me, I felt stupid. lol. Sorry!!
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April 3, 2010 11:38:28 PM

This shows how pathetic this ipad is. See how small the board is, i bet is the same board on ipod touch and pump up the graphics ram to display on larger screen.
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April 3, 2010 11:42:55 PM

It took 13 chineese ladies 3 day's to build that and you tore it apart in 41 minutes, what the hell is the matter with you????????
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April 3, 2010 11:53:54 PM

Summary: you're paying for the name and OS (more like Operating Environment), not the hardware.
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April 3, 2010 11:59:03 PM

lol now they will sell it for parts at apples mark up... lol 500 ipad costs 800!
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April 4, 2010 12:15:23 AM

Ifixit says it has 512Mb RAM. That plus the 1GHz Cortex A8 based processor means phones like the HTC HD2, Evo 4G, or Google Nexus One would offer similar performance. It truly is just a large smartphone minus calling capabilities and a camera.
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April 4, 2010 12:16:44 AM

hakestermanIt took 13 chineese ladies 3 day's to build that and you tore it apart in 41 minutes, what the hell is the matter with you????????

What you mean with 3 days? A regular chinese can mount it in 3 seconds. With one hand.
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April 4, 2010 12:37:04 AM

I wonder how much they can sell that battery for...
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April 4, 2010 1:26:59 AM

Nice, Though i was hoping on some more info on the parts.
I am really interested in what apple calls the A4 i wonder what is in it :D .
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April 4, 2010 2:03:57 AM

Apple should run an article called "DISASSEMBLED: A Fool's Wallet"
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Anonymous
April 4, 2010 2:35:58 AM

So thats what a bigger iPod Touch looks like on the inside.
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April 4, 2010 2:37:43 AM

So thats what a bigger iPod Touch looks like on the inside.
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April 4, 2010 2:50:39 AM

after seeing these pics my wife decided to get an Asus eee pc, thanks Toms!!!!
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April 4, 2010 3:37:19 AM

my kid can disassemble it in 5 seconds....my dog in 9
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April 4, 2010 3:42:15 AM

it's so magical. i don't want one
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April 4, 2010 4:23:46 AM

My netbook was $349..., what is the ipad worth? less than an Apple :-) and maybe 1/3 the MSRP of the 32gb Iphone
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April 4, 2010 4:31:04 AM

When computer monitors went from 1024x768 to 1600x1200, it was a good thing. It wasn't "Revolutionary" or "Magical". it was just BIGGER.
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April 4, 2010 4:31:31 AM

When computer monitors went from 1024x768 to 1600x1200, it was a good thing. It wasn't "Revolutionary" or "Magical". it was just BIGGER.
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April 4, 2010 6:23:36 AM

mlopinto2k1Anyway, there isn't much to it. Can't justify spending so much for a bigger touchscreen. I really don't know how much it should be. I payed $299 for my 32GB iTouch so maybe the price is relative. Would be kind of cool to have a big screen like that with a "CONTRACTLESS" 3G payment plan. 30 bucks a month for unlimited 3G doesn't sound bad to me!


An "iTouch" does not exist.
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April 4, 2010 6:48:19 AM

Not very many parts.
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Anonymous
April 4, 2010 9:40:05 AM

Is it legal to carry it on an Airplane?
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April 4, 2010 10:57:12 AM

Is that all you get?
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April 5, 2010 12:38:08 AM

SAAIELLOThis is hilarious its a dam I phone with a bigger screen what a load of crap I can not see this being worth 599 and then have to get an expensive monthly plan for it to work what a load of crap. Apple is pure evil


iPhone 3GS costs $699 before contract, FYI. And what expensive monthly plan are you referring to? Ignorance is pure evil.
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April 5, 2010 12:56:44 AM

amk09An "iTouch" does not exist.
Oh, sorry sir. My iPod Touch.
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April 5, 2010 1:22:00 PM

So basically, it's the guts of an iPod touch, but plugged into a much larger LCD screen? Wow, innovative >_>
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April 5, 2010 8:07:24 PM

but does it suck dick?

Oh wait... It does!
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Anonymous
April 8, 2010 12:10:20 AM

The iPAD is like a lunch box, you fill it at home and carry it with you, because you don't want to lug around the whole kitchen.
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