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[* black] Time to take a look at this year's 10.2" digitizer panel (top) next to its 9.7" predecessor (bottom):
[* black] The home button looks about the same to us—which is a bit unfortunate for screen swaps, as last year's was no fun to work on.
[* black] This new panel consolidates some cables though! Previously, we had to watch out for three cables during opening—but now two of them are thoughtfully overlapped, leaving us with one less booby trap to avoid. How nice.
[* black] The battery is labeled A1484 and rated for 32.9 Wh—the exact same battery as [guide|105416|last year|stepid=198954|new_window=true] and the [guide|85098|year before|stepid=161669|new_window=true], despite the extra space in this year's larger case. After the [guide|126000|massive iPhone battery upgrade|stepid=243570] we just saw, we were primed for a little more here.
[* icon_note] Still, Apple seems to squeeze some extra life out of the battery this time, with the same claimed 10 hours of lifecharge as the iPad 6, despite the bigger screen.
[* icon_note] Still, Apple seems to squeeze some extra life out of the battery this time, with the same claimed 10 hours of lifecharge as the iPad 6, despite the bigger screen.
[* black] Meanwhile, check out this gorgeous close-up of that incredible 1.2-megapixel selfie cam. Such resolution!