iFixit Begins Surgical Teardown of New iPad Air 2 [PICS]

The team from iFixit has started revealing the innards of Apple’s new iPad Air 2. The ongoing teardown reveals the new Touch ID sensor, which has a cable that unsurprisingly looks like the one found in the latest iPhone 6 models.

As for the logic board, you can check it out below (expect Chipworks to soon analyze internals via electron microscope soon):

Ipad air 2 teardown

We also get a closer look at the 8MP iSight camera, which has some improvements over the first gen iPad Air camera:

Ipad air 2 teardown isight

It’s amazing how much tech Apple can fit into a slim slab of aluminum. Aside from rearranging how some parts have been put together, iFixit has revealed markings on the battery, showing a 7,340mAh dual cell battery, smaller compared to last year’s 8827mAh battery. Despite the size difference, battery life remains the same.

The ongoing teardown can be seen here. Don’t forget to check out our full iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 reviews roundup here. Apple’s iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 sales officially launch this Friday.

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