New iPad Front

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New iPad Front

The latest iPad features a high-resolution Retina Display (2048 by 1536 pixels). Overall, though, the front of the device greatly resembles that of previous versions.

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New iPad Front

The latest iPad features a high-resolution Retina Display (2048 by 1536 pixels). Overall, though, the front of the device greatly resembles that of previous versions.

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Teardown

In order to access the interior of the new iPad, iFixit needed heavy-duty suction cups to remove the display. The initial attempt, with guitar picks and a plastic opening tool, merely budged that front panel.

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Display

The new iPad's LCD panel is lifted away, revealing the internal components.

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Connectors

During the teardown, iFixit found that the display connectors for the new iPad were different from the ones used in the iPad 2, meaning the displays are incompatible.

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Samsung LCD

Based on the model numbers on the back of the LCD, iFixit believes "this is a Samsung LCD."

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Unscrewing the Logic Board

Next, iFixit removed the screws securing the logic board.

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Logic Board

The logic board, freed from the rest of the device.Â

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Elements

The logic board includes a Texas Instruments CD3240 driver device, Epcos B4064 SAW (surface acoustic wave) filters and a Broadcom BCM4330 802.11a/b/g/n MAC/Baseband/Radio with Integrated Bluetooth 4.0+HS and FM transceiver.Â

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A5X

A glimpse of Apple's proprietary A5X processor, an upgrade from the previous A4.

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