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  • iPad 3 4G Teardown

    I'd also be interested in knowing if the battery is more massive than the iPad 2's. A lot of battery "tech" is in the electrochemistry, and if there isn't a significant difference in mass between the old battery and the new one, then Apple's gone to a more advanced LiIon chemistry.

  • iPad 3 4G Teardown

    @samkass — You've got it. That data matrix decodes to S2032J02AAE4S1.

  • iPad 3 4G Teardown

    Those aren't QR codes, they're Data Matrix codes. From left to right, they decode to MA1C24VBE2HHT1392, DLN1533001WDL63AE, and 6CBL35515K.

  • Motorola Droid 4 Teardown

    84014789 is very likely the Motorola Mobility part number for either the camera's flexible PCB, or for the camera subassembly.

  • Motorola Droid Bionic Teardown

    While it's certainly likely that making the board essentially single-sided kept the overall thickness down, it also speeds manufacturing and improves reliability, thus keeping production costs down.