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Just like Apple's last "Smart" device, this is going to be an unavoidably destructive teardown. Buckle up!

A hot iOpener softens the adhesive securing the soft lining, then some deft prying power peels the cloth layer away.

Peeling back the lining we get our first look at the "brushed" aluminum underneath.

We're theorizing that those unsightly scratches are there to improve the adhesive's bond.

We also spot a mesh interfacing that strengthens the silicone hinge, preventing fatigue damage. Cool!

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