This Is What the Inside of an iPad Looks LikeS

Here it is, splayed open for examination by the FCC. At first, it reminds me of looking under the hood of a modern car—its core components are barely recognizable as such. Well, until you really tear it apart...

The first thing you see behind the screen is a somewhat baffling wall of silver and black; it's hardly the tightly compressed, carefully organized panel of circuitry and wiring you find when you crack open a smartphone.

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Two reasons for that: first, in terms of hardware, this is essentially a large smartphone, so it makes sense that the components will have a bit more room to breath; second, that giant bifurcated black chunk, which obscures the rest of the internals, is all battery. More pics from the FCC rip at Engadget. UPDATE: And iFixit, for a deep-dive technical analysis.

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