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The battery, now freed from the logic board's grasp, is ready for removal.

It looks like we're going to need more help to get out of this sticky situation. Cue iOpener.

It takes more heat and prying to free this dual-cell energy slab from the rear case.

It's not the worst, but it would be nice to leave the plastic cards on the sidelines for a battery replacement, for once.

The 27.62 Wh battery in the iPad Air 2 drops a bit from the previous Air's 32.9 Wh capacity.

Apple claims the same 10-hour battery life as the original Air, so more efficient power use seems to be on tap here—though early reviews indicate that real-world battery life is still down a bit from the Air 2's predecessor.

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