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DISASSEMBLED: Apple's iPad Tablet

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 53 comments

Today is iPad day and while many people are at home unwrapping their new toy and revelling in that fresh-out-of-the-box gadget smell, the folks at Rapid Repair are tearing their own iPad limb from limb.

They're still in the middle of the tear-down so while we're waiting to hear the final word on what's inside the tablet that has everybody talking, here's the first set of images from their tear-down. We'll add more images once Rapid Repair is done and hopefully we'll catch up with them for a little chat on what they found.

[UPDATE] Added all the extra images we could pull from Rapid Repair. If you want to check out the complete step-by-step disassembly, click here.

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    jeraldjunkmail , April 3, 2010 7:51 PM
    Where's the part containing the fairy dust that makes it "magical"?
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    aspireonelover , April 3, 2010 7:24 PM
    This explains a lot already
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    wintermint , April 3, 2010 8:45 PM
    That's right! Rip it apart rawr!
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    aspireonelover , April 3, 2010 7:24 PM
    This explains a lot already
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    dan117 , April 3, 2010 7:29 PM
    :|
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    mlopinto2k1 , April 3, 2010 7:49 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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    jeraldjunkmail , April 3, 2010 7:51 PM
    Where's the part containing the fairy dust that makes it "magical"?
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    zoemayne , April 3, 2010 8:05 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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    nforce4max , April 3, 2010 8:13 PM
    Hmmm doesn't look like much to me except for the LiPo batteries which are dangerous.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DcpANRFrI4&playnext_from=TL&videos=5RgsXpRNmJI

    Now add iPad to the list.
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    maximus20895 , April 3, 2010 8:18 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 $400+ dollars doesn't get you a wall charger, to excited/happy that you found your old one, to pissed off again that the old one doesn't work. They put you through all these emotions..
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    wintermint , April 3, 2010 8:45 PM
    That's right! Rip it apart rawr!
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    builderbobftw , April 3, 2010 8:51 PM
    It costs 800$.

    But can it play Crysis?

    No, it can't.
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    jeraldjunkmail , April 3, 2010 8:52 PM
    maximus20895They put you through all these emotions..



    ROFL... Dude, deep breath....
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    Ehsan w , April 3, 2010 8:55 PM
    Made by....toshiba?
    Anybody wanna explain??
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    jeraldjunkmail , April 3, 2010 8:58 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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    lauxenburg , April 3, 2010 9:06 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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    lauxenburg , April 3, 2010 9:09 PM
    They put the batteries in blast proof bags...lol
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    nforce4max , April 3, 2010 9:26 PM
    Rep me for those who hate the new youtube layout.
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    JMcEntegart , April 3, 2010 9:42 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 PM
    Coming Next........



    Will it blend?
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    saaiello , April 3, 2010 10:01 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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    aihyah , April 3, 2010 10:50 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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