iPad Mini 2 Teardown
- Lightning Connector (1)
- Logic Boards (1)
- Microphones (1)
- Microsoldering (4)
- Motherboards (1)
- Prying and Opening (1)
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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