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New iPad Spills Its Guts: iFixit Teardown Underway (Updated)

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The gadget surgeons at iFixit have seized the new iPad and are currently tearing it down. Will the procedure reveal the rumored 1GB of RAM and 1GHz processor? What details will we learn about the beautiful retina display? We'll update as soon as we know more.


The teardown's down, here's some highlights:

• Processor: Dual-core Apple A5X 1GHz processor
• Display: 9.7 inch LCD backlit in-plane switching LED with 2048×1536 pixel Retina display
• Graphics: Quad-core PowerVR SGX MP4+
• Flash Memory: 16 Gb 24 nm MLC Flash from Toshiba
• Camera: 5 MP HD rear-facing camera. Shoots 1080p HD video
• RAM: 2 x 4Gb Elpida LP DDR2 = 1 GB DRAM in separate packages in a 64-bit configuration
• Modem: Qualcomm MDM9600 - 3G and 4G wireless modem
• Wireless/Bluetooth: Broadcom BCM4330 802.11a/b/g/n MAC/baseband/radio with integrated Bluetooth 4.0+HS and FM transceiver
• Battery: Built-in lithium-polymer 42.5 W·h (10 h usage, 9 on 3G)
• Weight: 1.44 pounds
• Dimensions: 9.50 inches (24.1 cm) x 7.31 inches (18.5 cm) x 0.34 inches (.086 cm)


The teardown reveals a lot of rumors we've heard over the last week. The retina display inside this particular iPad has was made by Samsung, but that doesn't necessarily mean that every single one of the displays was made by Samsung. We also got our first look at the A5x 1GHz processor, which Apple claims outperforms the NVIDIA Tegra-3. The teardown also confirms that the new iPad has 1GB of RAM. Will all of those specs makes the iPad as awesome as we've already heard it is? We'll have to wait until we get our hands on one tomorrow to find out. [iFixit]

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