iPad Disassembled, Reassembled in Animation

When the iPad launched early this month, repair firms were quick to get their teardown reports published. We featured one of the first ones in our story here. But to see a more animated, literally, teardown, we present to you TechRestore's stop-motion animation teardown, complete with zany sound effects.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
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  • jcrogers87
    lol at the sound effects
  • aquila
    The hardware guy in me can't help but appreciate the clean elegance and simplicity in the design
  • imspecial
    Love it, taking things apart and putting them back together always gives me self satisfaction... Scary when it doesn't work once put back together though haha!
  • mlopinto2k1
    Loved it. Sound effects were awesome.
  • micr0be
    if only i can have one with droid ...
  • HalJordan
    Great animation, though it needed a pull out of the end where the camera zooms up into outer space, past the planets, out of the solar system, shooting past galaxies, and finally it is revealed to be a gleam in Jobs' eye!

    Also, is it me, or did it seem like there was a lot of extra space in the iPad's shell?
  • 830hobbes
    six of the last eleven articles have focused on Apple. Even if the news includes negative things about apple, this is kind of ridiculous. Can we get a LITTLE less focus on apple?
  • bob_white
    This is the only thing the iPad is good for :P
  • babybeluga
    mmmmm...tech porn! Take it all off!