Not surprisingly, iPad Air inherits many features of the 10.5-inch iPad Pro. iFixit conducted an autopsy of the new mid-range tablet, which retains more of a familiar look with its predecessor.
We find some of the features (Smart Connector on the board, support for Apple Pencil 1), and therefore the internal design is similar, with a motherboard between the two battery cells.
The iPad Air, however, cultivates its differences. The camera does not come out of the frame (but the sensor is also less powerful: 8 megapixels, against 12 on the iPad Pro), without flash, without ProMotion 120 Hz screen, two speakers instead of four, and … a darker sidereal gray color!
Strangely, the battery capacity is slightly higher (30.8 Wh) than announced by Apple (30.2 Wh). According to our first experience with the iPad Air, this tablet has all the camel! The iPad Air 2 was only a 27.6 Wh battery, when the iPad Pro 11 & # 39; & # 39; is 29.37 Wh.
Like the iPad mini 5 which contains some surprises, the iPad Air has a particularly mediocre note of reparability (2/10). Satisfied with the use of Philips screws and components that can be replaced independently. But the Lightning port is connected to the motherboard, battery replacement is particularly difficult, and there is glue everywhere.
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