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Where is the WiFi antenna located? In Apples iPad announcement, there was a picture of the various wireless technologies which indicated that the WiFi antenna would be in the lower third of the iPad, and not behind the Apple logo.

Hate to burst your bubble tech men. But the a is actually only mhz dual core. Ripped off

Being the vultures that we are, lets continue picking away at the remains of this aluminum beast…first on our list is the dock connector.

Just like the iPad , the front panel is glued to the rest of the device, greatly increasing the chances of cracking the glass when trying to remove it.

Pesky, finicky screws! Be gone and let us remove the antenna in peace.

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Is it The New iPad? iPad HD? iPad 3? Who cares? All we know is this Its here!

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Uhoh, which iPad is this? iPad 3G? iPad 3 G? iPad N NG?

The first legitimatelypurchased, legitimatelyowned iPad 3 is now also the first legitimatelyopened iPad … in the world.

Chris Foresman at Ars Technica compared the energy density to the battery in the iPad , and it comes out about the samearound . watthour / mm^3.

Thermal dissipation could have played role in the decision to separate CPU and DRAM

The LCD is easy to remove once the front panel is gone.

The TriQuint chip appears to be the TQMM3 QuadBand GSM / GPRS / EDGELinear Power Amplifier Module.

A heavyduty should only be removed withheavyduty suction cups.

We dont have a scale in Australia; well weigh it tomorrow once we get one in California.

Its time tocutspudge the umbilical cord on the and touchscreen.

Get out of the way, ribbon cable! Let us get a look at that microSIM card slot.

It seems DRAM is not any more inside processor PackageOnPackage Module of AX

Like the A, the AX system features a GHz dualcore CPU. The upgrade that earns it an X is the new GPU, which Appleclaimsoutperforms even Nvidias Tegra 3 processor.

x Gb Elpida LP DDR GB DRAM in separate packages in a bit configuration

could you measure the battery pack ? x,y,z ? that would be amazing !

The 3 pixel Retina doesnt do much to amaze us once we turn the iPad off, but we didnt fly halfway across the world just to playPunch a Hipster.

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Im really interested in the physical difference between the iPad and this battery. Mostly the weight. Is this some new battery tech or is it the same technology just more battery material? Since it is almost double the capacity watthours versus of the iPad .

So this is what the rear panel of a new new iPad looks like. Do you know what it sort of?

What temperature did you have to take the heat gun up to to make the adhesive come loose?

If one wasnt planning on repairing, and thus didnt have to be delicate, could two massive suction cups on opposing flat suces pop this open without, for example, breaking open the batteries?

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After you removed the screen, you shouldve had a photo of the guts sitting inside before removal.

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Beside the numbers we find three mysterious matrix barcodes. They allure the teardown expert, a dubious distraction indeed. What do they do? Our best guess crash your iPhone or turn it into an iPad…scan at your own risk.

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Come now, iPad. Let go of your logic board, please.

If you want to follow along on your own iPad, ournative iOS appis a great way to go.

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Those arent QR codes, theyre Data Matrix codes. From left to right, they decode to MACVBEHHT3, DLN33WDL3AE, and CBL3K.

TriquintTQMM3quadband linear power amplifier module

Apple 33S This IC looks like an updated version of the 33S that we found in the iPad , and is used for power management.

Its a safe bet that the AX cover is a heat sink for the CPU, given theres thermal paste underneath and a thermal pad on top of the cover.

acho bem legal o que vocs estão zendo. olhando todos os contedos ntimos do IPAD. mas juro que chorei na hora que visualizei o IPAD desmontado, eu aqui sonhando em um dia no futuro possuir um IPAD pelo menos, e vocs violaram um imaculado IPAD 3. fiquei desconsolado agora.

A couple of things I miss from the repair guided

Its 3. volts and estimated hours of use with cellular data network are comparable to that of the iPad , but we assume the extra . watthours are put to good use powering the extra RAM and greatly improved GPU.

Underneath the cover we find the AX processor flip chip mounted onto the carrier PWB.

Its go time! What does an iFixit teardown expert need to dismember the newest iPad at midnight on the other side of the world?

Luckily for everybody, the model number is unique, unlike some of Applesotherproducts. The model number is A3.

Second the request on who the CMOS sensor manuctures are.

What an array of buttons and switches! This truly is a sight to see. Buttons of all kinds. Switches of all s. So many!

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Sorry, still stuck on the . GHz here… the Geekbench scores from Tinhte showed a GHz A chip. Can anybody confirm or deny this??

Are you guys going to disassemble the screen? Im very curious about wether or not two LED backlights are being used to pump enough light through the Retina .

Whether youre video chatting or fixing your hair, the frontcing camera is sure to meet all of your low resolution photography and video needs.

As we lift the LCD, we hear the cries of 3,, pixels being dislodged from their homes inside the iPad 3.

Do you plan to take apart the frontcing camera? Id very much like to know who is the megapixel sensor.

The headphone jack assembly is also a hub of sorts that brings together many smaller connectors into a single large connector for the motherboard.

Obviously the main chassis is still aluminium but is there any sign of any liquid metal parts anywhere?

We spoke too soon. It appears that G LTE on the iPad 3does notactually work in the land of Oz.

The secondary sensor is also an Omnivision, the OVAA. .3 Mp, 3. um pixel pitch CMOS Image Sensor

The original iPad and iPad are also capable of GHz WiFi.

Connectors and screws, connectors and screws, to secure a logic board, thats what you use!

As is the case withmost lets, the iPad 3 is really just a giant battery.

Some crafty spudgering reveals the AX processor in all its glory.

has the RAM moved aout oft the A? Or ist this an additional ram what would be great..?

The model numbers on the back of the . inch LCD lead us to believe this is aSamsung LCD.

The PDF linked from Step of this links to a with the designation LTNXLA, not the LTNQLA listed on this . Could be a variant, but the tech info also lists the resolution as x pixels.

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what is the digitizer pixel density? If I want to use a notepad application, what clarity am I going to get on a line I draw with a touchpanel pen? drawing, network diagrams etc would be great on this iPad if its digitizer density matches its pixel density.

Pulling out other fine parts, such as the frontcing camera and antenna.

Did the cover sensor for the magnets change? A third party case maker was claiming that they moved it so some third party cases might not turn the iPad off without modifications for the new location.

samkass Youve got it. That data matrix decodes to S3JAAES.

The AXmeasures. mm x . mm mm^ which is 3 larger than the A.

Well, this is screwed…to the case. Luckily, we have a BS degree in removing screws, so this poses no challenge.

Looks like theres a proximity sensor underneath the camera.

Weve written extensively about the problems with Apples difficulttorepair iPad design over

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Well hello there! Fancy to meet you here iSight camera.

Using some leftover pixie dust from ouriPhone S teardown, we will remove the EMI Shields to fly off so we can take a peek at the logic board.

If you took a picture right after removing the retina LCD, you could give us a direct impression of the of batteries. Just like you did in the iPhone teardown holy battery.

As we progress through the teardown, what remains is just the carcass of a once mighty iPad.

Having pictures of both sides of the logic board would be impressive.

I cannot quite tell what models the Avago and Syworks chips are.

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Id also be interested in knowing if the battery is more massive than the iPad s. A lot of battery tech is in the electrochemistry, and if there isnt a significant difference in mass between the old battery and the new one, then Apples gone to a more advanced LiIon chemistry.

Those look like DataMatrix codes, not QR codes, in case you want to try them. They usually just contain a machinereadable version of the numbers printed next to them, though.

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Apparently, the new iPad has a ce, and its not happy.Look miliar?

Some help from our spudger allows us to remove the battery from the device for further inspection.

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Like the other iPads with microSIM cards, the iPad 3 G has a useraccessible microSIM card slot that can be ejected with the help of a handySIM card eject tool.

The new may also require more power than the old. X as many transistors, after all.

This particular chip was manuctured in the first week of . Maybe our iPad marks the start ofthe end of the world.

I cant get the button to work. Anyone have this problem?

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Second the request for the battery weight and comparison to the iPad.

If Im it out right, the Elpida RAM has a D marking it LPDDR. That means RAM speed/bandwidth is unchanged from the Apple A which is disappointing considering the greater need to feed the GPU.

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As we mentioned in our sneakpeekvideo, the connectors in the iPad and iPad 3 are different, meaning the two s are incompatible…for now.

You cant access the front panels connector until you remove the LCD.

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The MP iSight rearcing camera boasts autofocus, ce detection, p HD video recording, and video silization. Definitely a great improvement over last years weak . MP rearcing camera.

The LCD has foam sticky tape adhering it to the front panel, increasing chances of the front panel being shattered during disassembly

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Lol…The battery gets mAh more in Chinese…

Thank you Siri… Siri? Are you there? silence

Apple 33S Cirrus Logic audio codec what can you tell us about the quality of the chips DAC?

Each separate cell lists its rating of 3. volts and . watthour. Theyre graced with some more matrix barcode tags and wonderful inscriptions that read A PGGFTS. Swoon.

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What is the pixel density of the Digitizer? By that I mean, if I am creating a notepad application using a finetip touchpanel pen, what kind of granurality or clarify am I going to draw on the LCD panel? Is the digitizer the same density as the pixel density? I hope so!!

The dock connector seems to have the same pin layout as the iPad , we have yet to determine whether or not the dock connectors are swappable.

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Lukeflew to the Telstra store in Melbourne, Australia and was first in line to get the iPad 3 for our deconstructive pleasure.

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Will you please take a picture after remove the black seal on the battery module board?

Despite our office being in the United States, and the iPad 3 being debuted in Australia, we are irly confident thatit will still work.

Based on the specs the WiFi chipset is capable of Ghz N. Can anyone confirm if thats the case? Previous iOS devices are all . Ghz only

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Chips, Chips, Chips. Heres some of the salsa on the nonAX side of the logic board

The speaker assembly is the next victim on our list. Farewell speakers!

Could you compare the s of the A vs. the exposed AX die? If the AX is bigger, that would seem to indicate Apple stayed on the same Samsung nm process and didnt go 3nm.

The battery is not soldered to the logic board, the replacement process a tad less difficult.

Apple physically increased the of each cell by about , explaining the big jump from to watthours.

So heres a bonus for all of you the AX cover removed.

dose it take so long or wht do I need tools Red Bull?? or ist the Red Bull for the F race this weekend???

Apple claims the new iPad is environmentally friendly with a Recyclable aluminum and glass enclosure. The materials may be recyclable, but the assembled unit is not. We spoke yesterday with Steve Skurnac, president of SIMS Recycling Solutionsone of the largest electronics recyclers in the world. He told us, Sealed units make it difficult to remove the batteries. From a recyclers point of view, the hazardous components [like batteries] need to be easily separated or removed.

Someheatguitar picks, anda plastic opening toolmakequickarduous work ofremovingbudging the front panel.

While the iPad housed a formidable watthour Liion battery, the iPad 3 has upped the ante to the tune of . watthours.

The headphone jack and one of the many wireless antennas come out as a single unit. Bummer.

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UPDATEChipworks found out thatthe primary camera is indeed the same sensor Apple used on the iPhone Omnivision OV, . um pixel pitch, MP back illuminated CMOS Image Sensor.

The NAND, part number THGVXGDGLA is a GB nm MLC Flash from Toshiba

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The battery has three cells, each approximately . cm x . cm x mm. The iPad s battery cells were . cm x .3 cm x .mm.

The new battery has 3 cells, each about . cm x . cm x mm.

Can you tell if the LCD panel is using the dual LED light bar as speculated?

What kind of parts are used on the battery module board?

…and, as always, the photos are more than adequate in resolution and and the for the mobile version is well done.

an extra . GHz? So its a . GHz A? I thought it wasnt supposed to have changed.

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You have what specs? Oh, a element lens, an IR filter, and auto exposure. Stop it iSight, youre us blush…

it wont even work this is a wast of time i got so mad TBH it first started good than it got bad

The spectra used for LTE by Apple are currently consumed by SDTV Mhz or 3G MHz and not scheduled to be handed back for another 3 years which is why local carriers have had to use MHz for LTE which is less popular but hardly unique than those other spectra. Still, our 3G peaks at around Mbps which is good enough for virtually any use so it isnt a big deal. Apple chooses not to support MHz since it is less popular than the other frequencies and they dont tend to localise devices.

Just like its predecessor, the new iPad is very difficult to disassemble. Adhesive secures the glass to the case, common repairs and battery replacement difficult.

Sorry, formerAmpd Mobileusers, this iPad can only be used on ATT and Verizon networks.

The remorsphere was always mentioning that getting enough backlight in the iPad was one of the main challenges to overcome to integrate a Retina .

Gobs, gobs, and gobs of adhesive hold down everything in place, including the pronetostartafireifpunctured battery.

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. inch LCD, backlit inplane switching LED with 3 pixel Retina

Two chips, each with two 3bit inteces means the AX has a bit wide intece backed up by the UBM die floorplan analysis. At MT/s on a MHz clock, that corresponds to .GB/s!

…and heres some more salsa on the other end of the nonAX side

The lack of LTE compatibility in Australia is due to the historical set of frequencies that the carriers mainly, Telstra are using here for it. Its well known to anyone who pays attention to these things in Australia. Its interesting they ship the same model though.

About the headphone jack is this an optical out jack like those in iPods?

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A big and hearty thanks toChipworksfor helping us ID these chips!

As per this data sheet each SDRAM chip has two 3bit data channels, meaning that there is actually twice as much bandwidth as the iPad / A!

The revised threecell design appears to be just slightly larger than the battery in the iPad each measures about x x mm, according to iFixit CEO Kyle Wiens. The cells in the iPad measure x 3 x .mm, so the iPad 3 battery is actually about percent larger.

FM transceiver? Is this being utilized by something not obvious? Or is this just an artict of an offthe shelf chip. It would be amazing if developers could write FM transmitter apps for broadcasting to a car stereo like external devices can do. Or maybe receive FM transmissions and use a Radio Tuner app.

Rather than enjoy the pixels per inch on this brand new device, we opt to remove the acclaimed . Why? Because were iFixit, and thats how we roll.

Is there any indication of the MP camera module sensor being the Omnivision OV ?

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