iPad Air teardown reveals smaller battery, separate LCD & cover glass

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  • Reply 21 of 35
    Quote:


     "seems like Apple took an iPad Mini and transmogrified it to a regular iPad's size."


    Someone at iFixit is a Calvin & Hobbes fan. LOL

  • Reply 22 of 35
    ipenipen Posts: 410member
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    Originally Posted by drblank View Post

     

    The A7/M7 are still mfg by Samsung and I think Samsung is one of their panel suppliers, but that's the extent of it, from the looks of it.  It's the era of relying on Samsung less and less.   That's one way to hurt Samsung's sales/profits.


    Why hurting Samsung's sales/profits is good?  Many financially less fortunate people depends on Samsung to provide less expensive products.

  • Reply 23 of 35
    irelandireland Posts: 17,584member
    ipilya wrote: »
    Amazing how little the components are and especially when you consider that the GeekBench scores of the iPad Air clobber the MacBook Air up and until 2010 and equal the Macbook air of 2011. 

    The 11" model.
  • Reply 24 of 35
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    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post



    Also going on a diet, the device's 9.7-inch LG-manufactured Retina display has reportedly lost 20 percent of its thickness. Unlike the newest iPhones, the iPad Air's display is not laminated to the cover glass.

    A lot of early owners are reporting that the screen seems ''flexy''.

  • Reply 25 of 35
    It's great it has smaller battery, meaning quicker charge and less wasted.
  • Reply 26 of 35
    drblankdrblank Posts: 3,383member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by hentaiboy View Post

     

    A lot of early owners are reporting that the screen seems ''flexy''.


    "flexy"?  You mean flexible?  Well, when you have a screen and glass at those thicknesses, sure they'll have some degree of flexibility.   But don't TRY to flex it , since that's not a normal way of using it.

  • Reply 27 of 35
    drblankdrblank Posts: 3,383member
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    Originally Posted by ipen View Post

     

    Why hurting Samsung's sales/profits is good?  Many financially less fortunate people depends on Samsung to provide less expensive products.


    And some just get used Apple products or refurbished Apple products.  And some places have been known to discount Apple products from time to time, especially when a new product comes out.

     

    Heck, if they can't afford a higher end tablet then you can get those cheap knockoff POS for less than $200, they'll do the same thing as a Samsung since they run the same OS, or get a Kindle at $200 or less.

     

    The perception for some is that they are the same thing, when they aren't. Apple has ALWAYS had more apps, apps that aren't on the Android platform and apps that are specifically written for a tablet screen rather than a smartphone.

  • Reply 28 of 35
    bagmanbagman Posts: 349member
    I believe transmogrify came from Calvin & Hobbes. Calvin built one out of a cardboard box to create clones to do all his chores and go to school so he could play with Hobbes.
  • Reply 29 of 35
    Originally Posted by Bagman View Post

    I believe transmogrify came from Calvin & Hobbes. Calvin built one out of a cardboard box to create clones to do all his chores and go to school so he could play with Hobbes.

     

    Calvin and Hobbes were around in 1650? Thomas Hobbes was, but John Calvin died in 1564. ;)

  • Reply 30 of 35
    flaneurflaneur Posts: 4,509member
    hentaiboy wrote: »
    A lot of early owners are reporting that the screen seems ''flexy''.

    Betcha late owners will report the same thing. Guess what—it may be something they call inherent in the design.
  • Reply 31 of 35
    flaneurflaneur Posts: 4,509member
    Calvin and Hobbes were around in 1650? Thomas Hobbes was, but John Calvin died in 1564. ;)

    Interesting. First known use of "transmogrify" was in 1656. I ran across it almost exactly 300 years later, in high school in Indiana.
  • Reply 32 of 35
    andysolandysol Posts: 2,506member
    wizard69 wrote: »
    It could be for any number of reasons. Repair costs might be a significant factor.

    That doesn't make sense. Cracked glass happens way more on the iPhone than the iPad.
  • Reply 33 of 35
    andysol wrote: »
    That doesn't make sense. Cracked glass happens way more on the iPhone than the iPad.

    That's because the user is far more likely to learn they were dumped on their iPhone then on their iPad.
  • Reply 34 of 35
    rogifanrogifan Posts: 10,669member
    hentaiboy wrote: »
    A lot of early owners are reporting that the screen seems ''flexy''.
    I have one and the screen certainly isn't flexing. But it doesn't feel like a thick piece of glass like the 4th gen. It feels like the iPad mini screen. Apple can't get super thin and 1 pound by battery alone.
  • Reply 35 of 35
    irelandireland Posts: 17,584member
    It's great it has smaller battery, meaning quicker charge and less wasted.

    Less wasted what?
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