iFixit Takes Apart the iPad

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The iFixit team has tore apart their iPad and we now know a little more about the inside of the iPad. One of the more interesting things they found is the dual battery pack, a hole where a camera could have been, and Apple used more epoxy to secure chips indicating it’s designed to be more rugged than laptops.

The iFixit team calls the battery “a hulk of a battery” It has two 3.75V lithium polymer batteries wired in parallel. They weight 148g with the casing and have 5.5 times the capacity of the iPhone.

Most people seem to be impressed with the battery life, some are claiming to get eleven to twelve hours battery life. That’s better than the advertised 10 hours of use by Apple.

The tear down shows there is room for a camera. It could went where the ambient light sensor is but that is only speculation. t’s still unknown why the camera why there is no camera. It could have been cost, or the difficulty of holding the camera at a good angle.
It does seem likely that there will be a camera in the future on the iPad.

iFixit also discovered that Toshiba’s NAND flash chips found in FCC’s pre-production iPad has been replaced with Samsung’s 64Gbit MLC NAND flash . Samsung is also the maker of the Apple-branded A4 system-on-a-chip.

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