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This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your iPad Pro 12.9" 4th Gen, use our service manual.

    Final Thoughts
    • The USB-C port is modular and can be independently replaced.
    • The lack of a physical home button eliminates a common failure point and may simplify repairs.
    • The battery is secured with both easier-to-remove stretch-release tabs and conventional, non-removable adhesive.
    • The LCD and front panel glass are fused together—simplifying the opening procedure, but increasing the cost of repair.
    • Gobs of adhesive hold most everything in place, making all repairs more difficult.
    Repairability Score
    Repairability 3 out of 10
    (10 is easiest to repair)

Taylor Dixon

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Who manufactures the LiDAR hardware?

Shaun O'Flaherty - Reply

Looks like a ToF not real LiDAR. Apple marketing spin again

i.thanh - Goes into details on pros and cons of a ToF versus LiDAR - and it appears there are many reasons why it makes sense to do a TOF LiDAR versus a full system when we are talking about a mobile device. Marketing spin, I hardly think so. It’s achieving the same functionality with many benefits on the device end.

Andrew C. A. -

When are you going to get a look at the IC’s in this?

Sean Davis - Reply

it actually is a lidar and not a time of flight camera

cool tech with mick - Reply

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