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As we delve deeper into the shallow device, we realize we haven't spotted any internal cabling yet.

We find this 3.5 mm headphone jack and speaker driver right where we expect ...

... but instead of routing their ribbon cables over the top of the speaker resonance chamber like in their 12.9" counterparts, Apple has tucked the cables rather inconveniently underneath—that is, sandwiched between the speaker and rear case.

Lifting up a strip of padded conductive tape, we find screws! Last time we had a sad time removing Pro speakers, so screws are a good sign.

Psych—those screws didn't save us from fighting through nasty adhesive to remove the speakers.

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