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iFixit disassembles the iPad mini with Retina display; check the internal details of the device

Keeping its tradition, the iFixit already managed to get his hands on a second generation iPad mini they started to be sold yesterday in several countries and disassembled the device, showing us all the internal news.

Disassembly of the second generation iPad mini - iFixit

It is worth noting that the second generation iPad mini which has a Retina display, A7 processor (64-bit), M7 coprocessor, 1GB of RAM, 5 megapixel iSight, 802.11n / MIMO Wi-Fi, 16/32 / 64 / 128GB, among other features very similar to the iPad Air, which has already been disassembled by iFixit.

Disassembly of the second generation iPad mini - iFixit

Disassembly of the second generation iPad mini - iFixit

To open the iPad mini, the repair company encountered the same difficulty as always: glue everywhere.

Disassembly of the second generation iPad mini - iFixit

The first piece to come out was the long-awaited Retina display.

Disassembly of the second generation iPad mini - iFixit

If the LCD shield had 16 screws before, Apple now uses only 7.

Disassembly of the second generation iPad mini - iFixit

The open unit display manufactured by LG and powered by the Parade DP675 driver, very similar to that found on the iPad Air (DP655).

Disassembly of the second generation iPad mini - iFixit

Broadcom's touchscreen controller (BCM5976), used in the iPhone 5s and iPad Air, is also present in the mini.

Disassembly of the second generation iPad mini - iFixit

The battery had to undergo changes to account for the new Retina display. Now, the device has a 3.75V, 24.3Whr and 6,471mAh battery, much larger than that found in first generation mini iPads (3.78V, 16.9Whr and 4,400mAh).

Disassembly of the second generation iPad mini - iFixit

It is also the explanation for the 0.3mm thickness of the second generation of the tablet. Still, the battery of the second generation mini lasts the same time as the first generation (up to 10 hours of browsing via Wi-Fi).

Disassembly of the second generation iPad mini - iFixit

As always, a lot of adhesive to keep everything in place.

Disassembly of the second generation iPad mini - iFixit

Disassembly of the second generation iPad mini - iFixit

Above, the front (FaceTime; 1.2 megapixel) and rear (iSight; 5 megapixel) cameras.

Disassembly of the second generation iPad mini - iFixit

The audio input (headphones) is the same as the Air.

Disassembly of the second generation iPad mini - iFixit

Detail for the design of the double antenna.

Disassembly of the second generation iPad mini - iFixit

The blank exists because we are talking about a Wi-Fi model. There, in this case, the chip found in Wi-Fi + Cellular versions of the tablet would enter. Highlighted in red we see the Wi-Fi module USI 339S0213, the same as the Air.

Disassembly of the second generation iPad mini - iFixit

Here's the brain of the second generation iPad mini. On this board we have the A7 (APL0698, the same as the iPhone 5s), LPDDR3 DRAM (F8164A1PD) of 1GB from Elpida, M7 coprocessor (NXP LPC18A1), 16GB NAND flash from Toshiba (THGBX2G7B2JLA01), accelerometer / gyros, MEMO B334, ST33 among other chips so that everything works perfectly.

Here, the video showing the whole process:

Due to the huge similarity with the iPad Air, can you even imagine the repairability note of the second generation mini, right?

Disassembly of the second generation iPad mini - iFixit

Who answered 2/10 was correct. For more details / curiosities of this endeavor, be sure to visit the iFixit website.

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