iFixit iPad 2 Teardown Reveals Big Battery, Tiny Logicboard

copied from cultofmac.com

Remember when logicboards were one of the biggest components of a computer? Not any more.

An iFixit teardown of the iPad 2 reveals a logicboard the size of a couple of matchbooks. By contrast, the three batteries consume almost all the interior space.

The teardown  can be found on the iFixit site.

The iPad 2 isn’t easy to open, iFixit says: it’s sealed with a ton of glue.

Here’s a couple more shots of the internals:

iFixit: And just like that, it’s open. No clips, just tons of glue. As much as we hated trying to remove the clips in the original iPad, this much adhesive is even more of a pain. Be ready to crack your front panel if you dare open it! We’ll be investigating the best way to get inside over the next few weeks.

iFixit: “Lifting off the LCD exposes iPad 2′s battery. This is a 3.8V, 25 watt-hour unit. That’s just a hair more than the original iPad’s 24.8 watt-hours, so any improved battery performance can be attributed to software and other hardware improvements.”

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iFixit gets an iPad app!

If you have ever needed any help with your iDevice then you will know that the best site to visit is iFixit.com Now they have have just released a new iPad app that aims to be a free, easily-referenced glossary for their healthy library of open source self-repair manuals for every gadget under the sun: from the first generation iPod to the new, nigh-un-self-serviceable MacBook Air.

Even if you don’t need help right now then I would still download the App!