Guides for the Wi-Fi version of the iPad Mini 2. Announced October 22nd and released November 12th, 2013. The iPad mini 2, also known as the iPad mini with Retina Display, has all the pixels of the iPad Air in a smaller 7.9" form factor.

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Which components from the original iPad mini are forward compatible?


I have a fried iPad mini 1, logic board issue, no power whatsoever, and am considering buying a mini 2 motherboard so I can salvage it and make it realitivly usable again.

[read as 'want to build Frank-en-iPad']

I am curious as to which parts from the original iPad mini would be able to function normally with a logic board from a mini 2, just from looking at the logic board I can see that the battery connectors are different as well as the power, volume and vibrate switch connector.

Will the antennas, display, speakers, cameras etc function normally with the Mini 2's logic board?

Any help greatly appreciated.

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The digitizer can certainly be used. The LCD and rear case are not the same and those are the most expensive parts to replace. You'd be looking at roughly $125 just for those two parts. Some of the other internals are different as well.

Could you make a Mini 2 board work in a Mini 1? Maybe. Would it ever work right and would it be worth the money you would spend? NOPE.

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