The group at iFixit has gotten its hands on the brand new iPad and the bunch are already about 12-steps into the process of tearing it apart. So far they have removed the 9.7-inch display and believe it’s manufactured by Samsung. We’ll keep you updated with any surprises as iFixit tears down the device but if you can follow along while they tear it apart by heading to the source link below.
Update: iFixit’s site has been up and down but the group just revealed that the new iPad is equipped with a Texas Instruments CD3240 driver device anda Broadcom BCM4330 a/b/g/n Mac/Baseband Radio with Bluetooth 4.0+HS and an FM transceiver.
Update 2: iFixit has also confirmed the device has the following specs: “2 x 4Gb Elpida LP DDR2 = 1 GB DRAM in separate packages in a 64-bit configuration, Qualcomm PM8028 Power Management IC, Toshiba Y0A0000 Memory MCP, Qualcomm RTR8600 multi-band/mode RF transceiver for LTE bands (under the thermal pad), Broadcom BCM5973 I/O controller.” iFixit also said the A5x processor is manufactured by Samsung and that “There isn’t much difference between the old and new version of the A5: an “x” in the name and an extra 0.2 GHz clock speed.”
Update 3: The new iPad has a 42.5 watt-hour Li-ion battery, up from the 25 watt-hour battery in the iPad 2.