iPad Mini 2 Teardown
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These are some common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.
Background and Identification
Slightly thicker and heavier than the previous generation of iPad Mini, the iPad Mini 2 (iPad mini Retina) shares many of the iPad Air's specifications.
The iPad mini 2 can be identified by its model number, found on the lower rear case.
- Wi-Fi: A1489
- Wi-Fi/Cellular: A1490
- China: A1491
Announce date: October 22, 2013
Color display: 7.9-inch Retina Display
Processor: Dual-core Apple A7 processor
Resolution: 2048-by-1536 resolution at 326 pixels per inch
Storage: 16, 32, 64 or 128 GB flash memory
Wireless: Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n); dual channel (2.4GHz and 5GHz) and MIMO, with Bluetooth 4.0 and optional LTE.
Battery: Built-in 23.8-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery (Up to 10 hours of use)
Weight: 0.73 pound (331 g)
Dimensions: 7.87 inches (200 mm) x 5.3 inches (135 mm) x 0.3 inch (7.5 mm)
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