DISASSEMBLED: Apple's iPad Tablet

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.

  • mlopinto2k1
    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.

  • aspireonelover
    This explains a lot already
  • dan117
  • mlopinto2k1
    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!
  • jeraldjunkmail
    Where's the part containing the fairy dust that makes it "magical"?
  • zoemayne
    im surprised apple has been using that same connector/charger since the 1st(?) ipod. one would think they would want to upgrade that.
  • nforce4max
    Hmmm doesn't look like much to me except for the LiPo batteries which are dangerous.


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

    But can it play Crysis?

    No, it can't.