In this day and age, a lot of teardowns on popular devices can be found on the Internet. While these are, most of the time, helpful for anyone who is trying to repair a device, it can also be enlightening to anyone who is just plain curious. Of course, right now, there is only one place anyone can get the latest teardowns on some of the latest electronic gadgets and that is iFixit. Yesterday, the product teardown in question is for the new iPad that was released a few days ago.
In the said teardown, one can see that the internals of the new iPad is pretty similar to the original iPad Air. From the internal frame divisions down to the actual arrangements of the components, they are quite identical. Which now begs the question, is Apple getting tired of the iPad?
When the iPad was first released, it was thick and heavy. In the succeeding releases, Apple made it its mission to redesign the iPad to something very light and portable, hence the release of the iPad Air. Then after that, apart from the iPad Pro, everything stayed pretty much the same. From the looks of it, Apple is finally facing a hard task of finding the next best thing for the iPad. In fact, the only main difference of the new version to the Air model is that it now has a TouchID sensor.
In addition to the fingerprint scanner, Apple just added a few upgrades on the RAM, processor and storage. The display is still the same as the older version of iPad Air or iPad Pro.
The only good news about the release is the fact that Apple decided to cut its markup on the device. At a mere $329, the new iPad is quite cheap considering that it has a 32GB flash storage.
Apple seems to be running out of good ideas for its product. It seems like the design of the iPad will remain as it is for a very long time. Consumers should not expect to see any major design changes on the tablet for quite a while. Unless Apple suddenly decides to make the iPad foldable, which is a totally new concept altogether. For more updates on the new iPad, be sure to check us out at TheBitbag.