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Edit by Sam Goldheart

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[* black] Despite their similar hardware, iPads continue to lag way, way behind iPhones in their construction—this home button being a perfect example. On iPhones this is [guide|100950|an easy, elegant swap|stepid=189484|new_window=true], but here it's still a mess of glue, [guide|30628|even after|stepid=71873|new_window=true] [guide|48891|all this time|stepid=107324|new_window=true].
[* black] Elsewhere on this display, we blast the shields off and smoke out the chips underneath:
[* red] Parade DP815 (likely a timing controller)
[* orange] Texas Instruments [|TPS65195|new_window=true] level shifters
[* yellow] Texas Instruments TPS65144 LCD bias
[* green] 24879 B834QL
[* black] Next, we turn to the glued-in battery, rated for 19.32 Wh at 3.82 V and 5124 mAh.
[* icon_note] That's the same as the [guide|48891|last Mini's|new_window=true] 19.32 Wh, and a lot less than the [guide|105416|standard iPad's|stepid=198954|new_window=true] 32.9 Wh. It comes in a little over the [guide|112412|Galaxy Note9's|stepid=215053|new_window=true] 15.4 Wh.

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