- 2 months ago
- Medhi Naitmazi
iFixit has dismantled the iPad 7, after doing the same thing on the iPhone 11, the iPhone 11 Pro and the Apple Watch 5. Not surprisingly, the tablet gets a score of 2 out of 10 in repairability, like his . By cons, there is better this year.
An easier notch to change in case of breakage
Indeed, the dismount revealed that Apple had made an effort at the level of the screen. On the iPad 7 of 2019, the laminated glass and the touch part are not integrated the IPS LCD panel which simplifies the intervention for the SAV. Just take off the glass to gain access to the slab. It is also an advantage for a future recycling.
In contrast, iFixit hackers note that the Lightning connector is soldered to the logic board. This is a bad point because in case of concern on the port, it will change the entire card, which will certainly come a change iPad. Similarly, the glue is everywhere, a little too much.
Finally, the dismounting made it possible to check that the new ones are light on the iPad 7 with a notch of 10.2 inches instead of 9.7, a Smart Connector and 1 GB of RAM moreover. Yes it's a little surprise.
In any case, we understand better the score of 2 out of 10, while the iPhone 11 or the Apple Watch 5 got a little more than the average, a 6 out of 10.
Does it matter the repair aspect for you when you buy a high-tech product?