iFixit has published a 10.5-inch iPad Pro teardown that provides a closer look at the tablet’s internal design.
For the most part, the inside of an 10.5-inch iPad Pro looks similar to the 9.7-inch model it replaced, with only a few minor differences.
In the Wi-Fi version, for example, iFixit discovered some mysterious plastic blocks where the LTE antennas might be found in cellular models. It speculates the blocks are there to add support to the display assembly.
In the 10.5-inch iPad Pro, Apple has affixed the display cables down the center of the device, which puts them out of harm’s way when prying open the display. The display cable bracket is affixed with standard Phillips screws.
The teardown confirms the 10.5-inch iPad Pro has 4GB of 1600MHz LPDDR4 RAM from Micron Technology, with flash storage supplied by Toshiba, which is currently selling its NAND memory division that produces those chips.
iFixit awarded the 10.5-inch iPad Pro a very low repairability score of 2 out of 10 due to Apple’s continued use of strong adhesives for the display, logic board, speakers, ribbon cables, and other components.
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