iPad Pro 2018 and Apple Pencil 2: a first look inside


The repairs on the iPad Pro are complicated: the screen glued on the tablet can be detached from the case slowly and with extreme care, as shown by iFixit when it unmounts the new 11 "iPad Pro, but the tape cables of the screen are missing. 39, inside, so you should not accidentally damage them during opening, observe the repair service.

A screen replacement allows access to the motherboard and battery: the battery is now repaired with repairable peelable tape, explains the repair page. But Apple also uses the adhesive to fix the battery in the case – making the battery change a lot harder. Furthermore, the motherboard is still locked. Unlike the Lightning port, the new USB-C port of the iPad Pro 2018 is "completely modular" based on disassembly and can therefore be replaced independently of the motherboard in the event of a defect.

While cutting the second generation of Apple Pencil, iFixit discovered a capacitive sensor wrapped inside the stylus. This could allow the support of other gestures, since the detection of the exact contact point should be possible. Currently, the new pencil reacts only to a double touch, for example to change the tool used in a painting application or to show a palette.

Adhesive strips indicate easy removal of the battery – but this is also glued.

(Photo: iFixit)

On the internal repair scale, iFixit offers the new iPad Pro a 3 out of a maximum of 10 points, which is one point more than the previous model received: the higher the value, the easier the repair will be. Although Apple continues to rely on a large amount of adhesive to protect all components in the iPad's housing, but the manufacturer appears in all three recently introduced product lines – iPad Pro, MacBook Air and Mac mini 2018 – to pay attention to a slightly better repairability, then iFixit.




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