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- They appear to be different parts (iPad 2 digitizer, iPad 3 digitizer). That said, I've scrutinized the photos from the iFixit teardowns of both the iPad 2 and iPad 3, and darned if I can see any significant differences. The metal shield around the camera appears to have grown a spring-contact on the iPad 3 to improve contact with whatever it touches, but that looks like it. And it would be very in keeping for Apple to use the same part for both iPad 2 and 3 if they function the same way. The logic boards of each of the two even have their various connectors to the screen and speaker arrays in the same spot. So: inconclusive. Maybe we'll luck out and an iFixit staffer will compare and contrast the parts for us.
- Still behind the iSight camera on the rear panel.
Note: If you are not replacing the speaker assembly, you can leave the cable connected. Use care.
Note: If you are not replacing this card, you don't have to disconnect the bottom two cables. You will need to remove the top cable to access the screw. Use care.
Those aren't security Torx -- there's no center pin. They're just 5-point Torx, branded "Torx Plus". They allow greater torque and lower wear (but mainly exist because the 6-point patent was expiring). They are a bit rarer, thanks to limited licensing, but not a tamper-resistant fastener at all.
Any sign on the circuit boards of the hypothetical DSP that has been proposed as required for the voice control feature?