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Introduction

We’ve been digging through the cornucopia of Apple’s fall lineup, and today, we're thankful to have the last morsel on our teardown table. We’re wrapping up in the biggest way we can—with the iPad Pro, Apple’s response to the Surface Pro (which was Microsoft’s response to the iPad). Will the new high-end hybrid please repair professionals, or will the iPad Pro prohibit repairs? Stick around and we'll provide all the details.

Apple season may be over, but there's plenty more teardown where that came from. Check us out on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook to always get the first look at the latest hardware.

P.S. Thanks for the X-rays, Creative Electron!

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

Image 1/1: Fully laminated, 12.9" Multi-Touch LCD with a 2,732 × 2,048 resolution at 264 ppi and anti-reflective coating
  • It's time to pluck the last fall offering from the Apple tree. These are all the juicy details we have so far:

    • Fully laminated, 12.9" Multi-Touch LCD with a 2,732 × 2,048 resolution at 264 ppi and anti-reflective coating

    • 3rd generation 64-bit A9X chip paired with M9 motion coprocessor

    • Self-balancing, four-speaker audio

    • 8-megapixel 1080p rear-facing iSight camera + 1.2-megapixel 720p front-facing FaceTime HD camera

    • 802.11a/​b/​g/​n/​ac MIMO Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.2

    • Touch ID fingerprint sensor + 3-axis gyro + accelerometer + barometer + ambient light sensor

    • 32 GB or 128 GB on-board storage

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Image 1/3: With Apple's new A9X chip and a 78% larger display, the Pro packs nearly twice the [http://www.apple.com/ipad-pro/?cid=wwa-us-kwg-ipad-pro|performance|new_window=true] of the iPad Air 2, at less than twice the price. Image 2/3: This also means, thanks to [https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202070|Multitasking|new_window=true], you can use a full Air-sized app, and a secondary app ''at the same time''. Image 3/3: Hopefully, Apple's engineers have also designed the Pro to be twice as repairable as the difficult-to-repair [https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPad+Air+2+Teardown/30592#s71664|iPad Air 2|new_window=true].
  • This 12.9" display has a prolific number of pixels per inch—264 of them to be exact—just a hair shy of the 267 ppi screen on the Surface Pro 4.

  • With Apple's new A9X chip and a 78% larger display, the Pro packs nearly twice the performance of the iPad Air 2, at less than twice the price.

    • This also means, thanks to Multitasking, you can use a full Air-sized app, and a secondary app at the same time.

    • Hopefully, Apple's engineers have also designed the Pro to be twice as repairable as the difficult-to-repair iPad Air 2.

  • Enough about doubling. The Pro's buttons, microphones, and rear-facing camera are the same size and in the same location as the Air 2's setup.

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Image 1/3: The Smart Connector supports Apple's own [http://www.apple.com/smart-keyboard/|Smart Keyboard|new_window=true,] as well as third-party accessories that transfer power and data, like keyboards and docking stations. Image 2/3: On the bottom edge, two of the four speakers in the highly touted speaker array live on either side of a now-familiar Lightning Connector. Image 3/3: Turning our attention to the rear case, we find all the usual regulatory information, including a never-before-seen model number: A1584.
  • Peeking along the edge of the iPad, we spot a new accessory port—Apple's Smart Connector—making its debut appearance.

    • The Smart Connector supports Apple's own Smart Keyboard as well as third-party accessories that transfer power and data, like keyboards and docking stations.

  • On the bottom edge, two of the four speakers in the highly touted speaker array live on either side of a now-familiar Lightning Connector.

  • Turning our attention to the rear case, we find all the usual regulatory information, including a never-before-seen model number: A1584.

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Image 1/2: The iPad Pro has a slightly larger 12.9" display—as opposed to the 12.3" display found in the Surface Pro 4. Image 2/2: Despite the larger screen, the iPad Pro manages to be ''lighter'' than the Surface Pro 4 (1.57 pounds vs. 1.73 pounds for the i5 and i7 models of the Surface).
  • It's time for a face-off between the two biggest contenders in the tablet category!

  • The iPad Pro has a slightly larger 12.9" display—as opposed to the 12.3" display found in the Surface Pro 4.

  • Despite the larger screen, the iPad Pro manages to be lighter than the Surface Pro 4 (1.57 pounds vs. 1.73 pounds for the i5 and i7 models of the Surface).

  • The iPad Pro is also thinner than the Surface, with a thickness of 6.9 mm vs. the Surface's 8.45 mm.

  • For the spec geeks out there, the iPad Pro's dimensions are: 305.7 × 220.6 × 6.9 mm, while the Surface Pro 4's dimensions are: 292.10 × 201.42 × 8.45 mm.

The edge of the Surface looks like a squished laptop, complete with oversize ports that really get in the way (AFAIC). Most people will put a case on both of these, meaning the Surface needs a bunch of port holes through the case, making the case less rigid.

plink53 - Reply

I've never seen a case on a surface pro, most treat it like a laptop and use a sleeve. Because it is a laptop, in tablet form.

Wixted -

Did you see the blue cased Surface Aaron Rodgers tossed after he threw an interception to end the game against Carolina Sunday? Looked like it was in a case to me. Not sure what version of Surface it is but I expect most people who care about their laptop/tablet/whatever they call the Surface to put it in a case but maybe most people don't care.

plink53 - Reply

What is the actual power brick supplied with the iPad Pro? Is it the same old good 12 Watt 5.2 Volts, 2.4 Amps friend? Must know, Thx.

mujwartburg - Reply

Yes, according to the Buy page on the Apple website, the iPad Pro comes with a 12 watt USB power adapter while all other iPad models now ship with the 10 watt version.

Dillo -

Image 1/3: The Pro's display is packing the same adhesive as its smaller counterparts—it's tough and there's way too much—but it's still no match for our seasoned teardown hands. Image 2/3: With the adhesive finally out of the way, we get our first glimpse of the Pro's interior. Image 3/3: With the adhesive finally out of the way, we get our first glimpse of the Pro's interior.
  • After a little heat-to-heat with our iOpener, we bring in our opening picks and heavy duty suction cup to open up the conversation.

  • The Pro's display is packing the same adhesive as its smaller counterparts—it's tough and there's way too much—but it's still no match for our seasoned teardown hands.

  • With the adhesive finally out of the way, we get our first glimpse of the Pro's interior.

step5

How will you use the iopener heating time and temperature?

Jong Pil Kim - Reply

How much time and how many times did you guys left the iOpener on it before the first try with the prying tool?

allanwl - Reply

Image 1/3: This isn't quite [https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPad+Air+2+Teardown/30592#s71618|what we're used to|new_window=true]! With the logic board situated in the ''center'' of the iPad, the display cables connect in the very middle of the device, so we can't even lay the display down while we work. Image 2/3: Instead, we first have to support the weight of the display while removing the screws that secure the display cable bracket. Image 3/3: Is this a giant iPad? Or a giant ''[https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iPhone+6s+Display+Replacement/49759#s108034|iPhone|new_window=true]''?
  • Now to remove that (massive) display...

  • This isn't quite what we're used to! With the logic board situated in the center of the iPad, the display cables connect in the very middle of the device, so we can't even lay the display down while we work.

  • Instead, we first have to support the weight of the display while removing the screws that secure the display cable bracket.

    • Is this a giant iPad? Or a giant iPhone?

What's under the can in the top right of the third pic? My guess is that it's Apple's "secret sauce" timing controller.

Dominic Dunlop - Reply

It's not a phone in general of there is no front face speaker on top like actual phones have, plus that you can't call on it without continuity because there's no phone app.

Raleigh Brecht - Reply

Image 1/2: 2 × Broadcom BCM15900B0 Image 2/2: NXP Semiconductors [link|https://chipworks.secure.force.com/catalog/ProductDetails?sku=NXP-8416A1|8416A1|new_window=true] Touch ID Sensor
  • On the back of the display, we find some juicy silicon!

    • 2 × Broadcom BCM15900B0

    • NXP Semiconductors 8416A1 Touch ID Sensor

    • Parade Technologies DP695 Timing Controller

      • Apple says this is an iteration of the DP665 LCD timing controller found in the iMac Retina 5K, modified to support the display's variable refresh rate.

    • Texas Instruments TPS65144 (Likely an iteration of the TPS65143A LCD Bias found in the Air 2)

OK !?! Please Help... I see from the photos that relay I.C. board that has 4 four connections: the LCD, the Home Touch I.D., the Digitizer, and some odd flex cable that hides on the bottom left corner (must be for the apple pencil). It is apparent on how the other cables are connected but how is the Digitizer Connected???

albertorozco1992 - Reply

Does anybody know function of BCM15900B0?

Arvind Tomar - Reply

Image 1/2: A logic board relocation isn't the only easily-recognized layout difference between the iPad Pro and previous iPads. While the iPad Air 2's interior real estate was dominated by a [https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPad+Air+2+Teardown/30592#s71659|proportionately massive battery|new_window=true], the iPad Pro dedicates a significant amount of room to speaker enclosures. Image 2/2: It appears that the Pro's self-balancing, four-speaker audio comes at the cost of battery capacity. Based on our measurements, the speaker enclosures occupy about half as much space as the battery.
  • And now back to the body!

  • A logic board relocation isn't the only easily-recognized layout difference between the iPad Pro and previous iPads. While the iPad Air 2's interior real estate was dominated by a proportionately massive battery, the iPad Pro dedicates a significant amount of room to speaker enclosures.

    • It appears that the Pro's self-balancing, four-speaker audio comes at the cost of battery capacity. Based on our measurements, the speaker enclosures occupy about half as much space as the battery.

    • That's space that could have potentially been used for an extra 50% battery capacity. We're sure Apple was very careful setting the balance between battery capacity, weight, and sound quality.

I would think they chose how much to fill with battery based on acceptable weight. Once they where there, better speakers was probably an additional bonus. This thing does not need to be any heavier.

ian - Reply

Image 1/3: While just about everything in this tablet has been billed as bigger and better than previous devices, these cameras seem to be the same as those found in the iPad [https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPad+Air+2+Teardown/30592#s71633|Air 2|new_window=true]. Image 2/3: For those of you keeping score: the rear-facing camera captures the same 8 MP images and 1080p video at 30 fps, while the front-facing selfie cam shoots identical 1.2 MP images and 720p video. Image 3/3: For those of you keeping score: the rear-facing camera captures the same 8 MP images and 1080p video at 30 fps, while the front-facing selfie cam shoots identical 1.2 MP images and 720p video.
  • Next, we lend a hand to the FaceTime HD (left) and iSight cameras, which are trapped behind a bracket not unlike the one we dug up in Microsoft's new laplet.

  • While just about everything in this tablet has been billed as bigger and better than previous devices, these cameras seem to be the same as those found in the iPad Air 2.

    • For those of you keeping score: the rear-facing camera captures the same 8 MP images and 1080p video at 30 fps, while the front-facing selfie cam shoots identical 1.2 MP images and 720p video.

Where are the auto/wake sensors or magnets? I know it has auto/wake, but they're not in the same place as the iPad Air 2.

janisdavisson - Reply

Image 1/2: This shielding not only protects the logic board from interference, but also hides cable connectors and secures the logic board to the rear case. Image 2/2: This shielding not only protects the logic board from interference, but also hides cable connectors and secures the logic board to the rear case.
  • Here's a first in iPad history: we have to remove the logic board's EMI shielding to remove the logic board itself.

    • This shielding not only protects the logic board from interference, but also hides cable connectors and secures the logic board to the rear case.

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Image 1/2: Just like the 3.5 mm jack in the [https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPad+Air+2+Teardown/30592#s71634|iPad Air 2|new_window=true], the ribbon cable on this headphone jack  harbors one of the Pro's two front-facing ambient light sensors. Image 2/2: Just like the 3.5 mm jack in the [https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPad+Air+2+Teardown/30592#s71634|iPad Air 2|new_window=true], the ribbon cable on this headphone jack  harbors one of the Pro's two front-facing ambient light sensors.
  • As we continue to mine deeper into this iPad Pro, the next Balrog component we find is the headphone jack.

  • Just like the 3.5 mm jack in the iPad Air 2, the ribbon cable on this headphone jack harbors one of the Pro's two front-facing ambient light sensors.

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Image 1/3: Yes, speaker ''drivers''. The whole speaker consists of the driver and its capped resonance chamber. More on those later... Image 2/3: Although these speakers share a common design, their function changes depending on the tablet's orientation. Whether in portrait or landscape mode, the Pro always sends [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_crossover#Digital|higher frequencies|new_window=true] to the topmost speakers to produce a more balanced sound. Image 3/3: Although these speakers share a common design, their function changes depending on the tablet's orientation. Whether in portrait or landscape mode, the Pro always sends [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_crossover#Digital|higher frequencies|new_window=true] to the topmost speakers to produce a more balanced sound.
  • Finally, we get to (one of) the highly anticipated self-balancing speaker drivers.

    • Yes, speaker drivers. The whole speaker consists of the driver and its capped resonance chamber. More on those later...

  • Although these speakers share a common design, their function changes depending on the tablet's orientation. Whether in portrait or landscape mode, the Pro always sends higher frequencies to the topmost speakers to produce a more balanced sound.

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Image 1/3: Apple claims that this new design provides up to three times more output than previous iPad models. Image 2/3: After removing the carbon fiber caps, we find the enclosures are filled with foam. Apple's [http://cdn2.macworld.co.uk/cmsdata/features/3492180/ipad_pro_speakers_1000.jpg|own renders|new_window=true] don't actually show this foam, but we're betting that it's used to [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loudspeaker_enclosure#Sealed_.28or_closed.29_enclosures|amplify the effective volume|new_window=true] of the enclosure. Image 3/3: That, or the stuffing indicates Apple got into the Thanksgiving spirit early this year.
  • The speakers are nice, but what makes them really sing are the fancy back volume chambers, machined directly into the unibody enclosure.

    • Apple claims that this new design provides up to three times more output than previous iPad models.

  • After removing the carbon fiber caps, we find the enclosures are filled with foam. Apple's own renders don't actually show this foam, but we're betting that it's used to amplify the effective volume of the enclosure.

    • That, or the stuffing indicates Apple got into the Thanksgiving spirit early this year.

Double check that wikipedia reference. Stuffing increases apparent volume (as in cubic inches/meters), not audio volume or loudness.

gcolinlewis - Reply

Image 1/3: Just like the iPad Air 2, the Pro's two antennas use [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIMO|MIMO technology|new_window=true] to provide 802.11ac Wi-Fi speeds of up to 866 Mbps, and LTE speeds of up to 150 Mbps. Image 2/3: Just like the iPad Air 2, the Pro's two antennas use [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIMO|MIMO technology|new_window=true] to provide 802.11ac Wi-Fi speeds of up to 866 Mbps, and LTE speeds of up to 150 Mbps. Image 3/3: Just like the iPad Air 2, the Pro's two antennas use [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIMO|MIMO technology|new_window=true] to provide 802.11ac Wi-Fi speeds of up to 866 Mbps, and LTE speeds of up to 150 Mbps.
  • On our way to the logic board, we stop to smell the flowers antennas.

  • Just like the iPad Air 2, the Pro's two antennas use MIMO technology to provide 802.11ac Wi-Fi speeds of up to 866 Mbps, and LTE speeds of up to 150 Mbps.

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Image 1/3: A bit of deft spudgering frees the remaining speaker connectors, and a flex cable that appears to run beneath the left battery cell to drive the Smart Connector contacts. Image 2/3: At long last we've extracted the logic board—and its (sadly) soldered on Lightning connector. Image 3/3: At long last we've extracted the logic board—and its (sadly) soldered on Lightning connector.
  • There are just a few things left standing between us and the logic board.

  • A bit of deft spudgering frees the remaining speaker connectors, and a flex cable that appears to run beneath the left battery cell to drive the Smart Connector contacts.

  • At long last we've extracted the logic board—and its (sadly) soldered on Lightning connector.

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Image 1/2: Apple APL1021 A9X 64-bit Processor Image 2/2: SK Hynix H9HCNNNBTUMLNR-NLH 16 Gb (2 GB) LPDDR4 RAM (2 GB × 2 = 4 GB total)
  • We've finally found the brains of the operation, the logic board!

    • Apple APL1021 A9X 64-bit Processor

    • SK Hynix H9HCNNNBTUMLNR-NLH 16 Gb (2 GB) LPDDR4 RAM (2 GB × 2 = 4 GB total)

    • Toshiba THGBX5G8D4KLDXG 32 GB NAND Flash

    • InvenSense MP67B 6-axis Gyroscope and Accelerometer Combo

    • NXP 65V10 NFC Controller (also found in the iPhone 6/6 Plus, as well as Nexus 5X and 6P marked NXP 54802)

    • NXP Semiconductors LPC11U37 ARM Cortex-M0 Microcontroller

    • Apple (Cirrus Logic) 338S1213 Audio Codec

Will you measure the logic board for us? With a logic board this small, I could see a stripped version that would provide a pretty good blade-type server with the proper software. 32GB of on-board storage is plenty (actually too much) while it would be nice to at least triple the onboard RAM. Of course, a Thunderbolt driver would be needed for external storage but there's room on that board for that. Apple has the capability to create a very small and powerful server if they wanted to. I just wish they could justify this type of a product.

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Image 1/1: Fresco Logic [http://www.frescologic.com/products_show.php?ms=2&ps=11|FL1100SX|new_window=true] 2-port USB 3.0 Host Controller
  • Even more chips on the logic board:

    • Fresco Logic FL1100SX 2-port USB 3.0 Host Controller

    • Universal Scientific Industrial 339S00045 Wi-Fi Module

    • NXP 1610A3 (also found in iPhone 6s/6s Plus, likely an iteration of the 1610A1 found in the iPad Mini 4)

    • Dialog Semiconductor 343S00025-A1

    • Dialog Semiconductor 343S00052-A1

    • Maxim Integrated MAX98721CEWV (likely an iteration of the MAX98721BEWV found in the iPad Air 2)

    • Fairchild Semiconductor FDMC 6683 power management chip

With the Fresco Logic FL1100 4-port USB 3.0 Host Controller can you determine the pin outs for the Lightning port? How are they accommodating the additional 2 differential pairs for USB 3.0?

Charles Greene - Reply

343S00025-A1

343S00052-A1

Looks like these are Dialog Semiconductor chips for main power management, as well as the new fast charging functionality

Doc Green - Reply

Interesting! Do you have a source we could cite?

Andrew Optimus Goldberg -

Andrew - just scratch off or dissolve the covering of the chips. You should see the Dialog logo and their internal Dialog part number (not the one Apple puts on top).

Doc Green -

Starting to see rumor sites picking up on the USB 3.0 thing. iFixit didn't spend any time on that Lightning port in Step 15. Any chance you could dig deeper and see if the Lightning connector receptacle is now electrically double-sided? That sh/would provide the pin-count needed for USB 3.

Would also be interesting to see if the USB Type-A connector in the included now-6' Lightning cable is USB3 capable; how many conductors are in the cable.

Scott - Reply

Interesting you bring that up, I just looked inside the lighting port on my iPad pro and it indeed looks like this is a modified port. There are 8 pins on each side and then the grounding on the sides (anyone remember when lightning was rumored to be 9 pins?)

jacobzacks123 -

That's what I was expecting, @jacobzacks123! The Lightning port prior was single-sided, so if you're seeing pins on two-sides, that is new. And indeed something iFixit should be looking at. Still to be seen if the Type-A connector is 4-pin USB 2 or a USB 3 Type-A with the added hi speed pins at the back of the tongue.

When Apple (Phil Schiller) announced the Lightning connector, the slide shown stated "All-digital, 8-signal design". Most reporting since then has mistakenly (IMHO) conflated that "signal" with "pins". But that's wrong. 8-signal would indicate 4-lane and has profound implications for what Lightning is REALLY capable of (and directly comparable to USB 3 Type-C when you strip away the cruft for backwards compatibility).

Scott -

The two unnamed chips in Step 17 are confirmed by Chipworks to be from Dialog Semiconductor: 343S00025-A1 and 343S00052-A1 are Dialog chips D2231A and D2257A respectively, based on the die markings on their photos.

The D2231A is probably the fast charging chip. Apple might introduce it for the iPhone - fast charging would be a great function to have (lets see if the rumoured smaller iPhone will have it in March next year).

John D - Reply

Image 1/2: We must have been extra good this year—we've received the gift of adhesive pull tabs under ''iPad batteries''. Image 2/2: We've only been asking for iPad tabs since the very first pull tabs showed up in the [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iPhone+5s+Battery+Replacement/19239#s56201|iPhone 5s]...
  • Great Scott! Do our eyes deceive us?

  • We must have been extra good this year—we've received the gift of adhesive pull tabs under iPad batteries.

    • We've only been asking for iPad tabs since the very first pull tabs showed up in the iPhone 5s...

  • These new pull tabs are even cooler than their iPhone counterparts; there's no need to worry about tweezer grip or stubby fingers—these tabs have a handy spudger hole!

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  • We have so much fun pulling out these adhesive tabs that we thought we'd include a video.

  • And unlike on iPhones where we only get two or three tabs to tug, the iPad Pro comes with eight.

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Image 1/3: The iPad Pro's 3.77 V battery weighs in at an impressive 10307 mAh. Image 2/3: This prodigious, 38.8 Wh power source offers a 40 percent increase over the 27.62 Wh battery in the [https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPad+Air+2+Teardown/30592#s71659| iPad Air 2|new_window=true], but just barely edges out the 38.2 Wh battery we found in the [https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Microsoft+Surface+Pro+4+Teardown/51568#s112665|Surface Pro 4|new_window=true]. Image 3/3: In addition to some obscure markings, the underside of the battery still bears the anchoring strips(?) for the adhesive pull tabs.
  • Thanks to those pull tabs, the battery is freed with ease.

  • The iPad Pro's 3.77 V battery weighs in at an impressive 10307 mAh.

    • This prodigious, 38.8 Wh power source offers a 40 percent increase over the 27.62 Wh battery in the iPad Air 2, but just barely edges out the 38.2 Wh battery we found in the Surface Pro 4.

  • In addition to some obscure markings, the underside of the battery still bears the anchoring strips(?) for the adhesive pull tabs.

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Image 1/3: [http://m.c.lnkd.licdn.com/mpr/mpr/p/8/005/086/037/135bc69.jpg|''Try''|new_window=true] being the operative word... Image 2/3: There are no visible screws, and after a lot of Jedi mind tricks, i.e. elbow grease (and totally mangling the cable bracket), the port is still not budging. Image 3/3: After literally smashing the contacts through with a hammer, we manage to free the cable.
  • The last component we'll try to remove on the road to teardown glory is the Smart Connector port cable.

    • ''Try'' being the operative word...

  • There are no visible screws, and after a lot of Jedi mind tricks, i.e. elbow grease (and totally mangling the cable bracket), the port is still not budging.

  • After literally smashing the contacts through with a hammer, we manage to free the cable.

  • Check that crusty glue! Gross!

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Image 1/2: The battery is not soldered to the logic board, and can now be removed with adhesive tabs, greatly simplifying battery removal. Image 2/2: The Smart Connector port is virtually impossible to replace—but incorporates no moving parts and is unlikely to fail.
  • iPad Pro Repairability Score: 3 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair)

    • The battery is not soldered to the logic board, and can now be removed with adhesive tabs, greatly simplifying battery removal.

    • The Smart Connector port is virtually impossible to replace—but incorporates no moving parts and is unlikely to fail.

    • The LCD and front panel glass are fused together. This slightly simplifies the opening procedure.

    • The fused front panel increases the cost of screen repair, and the risk of damaging the LCD when opening.

    • Gobs of adhesive hold everything in place making all repairs more difficult.

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Sharp igzo? Anyway to identify the maker of the Lcd?

chris - Reply

The display seemed to come off really easily, and your pics don't show all the messy glue residue we normally see. But you don't mention its thickness or strength, compared to the wafer-thin (and shattering) Microsoft Surface Pro 4.

Also, that unibody shell is one helluva lot of machined-out (and so pretty thin) alumin[i]um - has Apple used the same 7000 series alloy as in the iPhone 6S/6S+ - or are we waiting for Bendgate Pro?

Brian

biowizard - Reply

I'd like to know the same. I have an iPad pro and there's a dent in it. I didn't notice until I got home. However, Apple was right on it by sending me a new one. Just by holding both the 6s plus, which is 7000 and the iPad pro. I must say the iPad pro doesn't seem like it's the same 7000. This is my best guess is because the iPad pro feels a lot like the original 6, which had issues with its housing. Hope this helps.

mickylovebird -

i actually did a bit of searching on this and it turns out that the ipad pro is mad of 7000 series aluminium to prevent the ipad from bending in bags for example

steven wightman -

Could you guys take a screw gauge to the aluminum back of the iPad please. I'd love to see how thick the support structure actually is.

accounts - Reply

Did you find anything specific to the iPad Pro that would tie the use of the Apple Pencil to it? I'm wondering if the Apple Pencil will be able to be used on other iPads, or if there is any hardware in the Pro that makes it work?

Thanks!

jasonmunzer - Reply

More than enough space to add a SD card reader! Even with "PRO" in its name, Apple forbids users to have more storage than what they offer, at a premium price.

Shame on you Apple. Shame on you.

dl101273 - Reply

I have pondered about why Apple makes such a small storage for a tablet designed for professional use . It only requires few large-size videos and other images for it to be filled up.

Patrick Johnson -

Can you Xray the A9X

Because I' m Batman - Reply

Greeting all. I damaged my screen and I found a LCD for cheaper than Apples 600$ fix. If I was to try to replace the LCD by myself, would I just have to go to step 6?

Eric Messer - Reply

This is a teardown and should not be followed as a repair guide, the iPad opening procedure is fairly similar for most models, but the cable and antenna locations vary by model. Take a look at the iPad Air front panel replacement guide to get an idea of how to open the iPad Pro before doing anything else. The iPad Pro will be different of course, namely it has a fused display, but at least you can see the heating and prying procedure. Good luck!

Sam Lionheart -

you can replace it yourself, but good luck finding quality parts! only apple sells those! And make sure you use an antistatic wrist strap.

earldfechterz -

What about the sound chip and sound components? I wasn quality sound output as I want to use it with my 12 speaker Bose tower system. The speakers on the iPad are not really important to me. But the quality of the sound output is extremenly important. I want the best sounding iPad or iPod available to use with my Bose speaker system

Neva Schroder - Reply

Where is magnetic sensor on the right side of iPad Pro located?

I have problem with it, my Smart Cover can not snap on the right place and I think the problem is not with the cover because I tried with another magnetic cover and the problem still there. It seem there is reserved polarity on magnetic sensor in my iPad Pro.

crowaxe - Reply

Is there any word on a replacement back shell if it get's damaged?

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