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IPad Mini With Retina Gets The Teardown Treatment, Not Easy To Repair

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November 13, 2013 AT 7:06 AM
Apple's iPad Mini with Retina, which hit store shelves this week, is not so easy to repair, according to a recent iFixit teardown. iFixit on Wednesday released its official teardown of the iPad Mini with Retina display and discovered that the device, like the previous tablets Apple has launched, is not very easy to take apart and repair. In fact, iFixit gave the device a 2 out of 10 for repairability. According to iFixit, the iPad Mini's repairability was reduced by screws that were hard to find, Apple's decision to solder its Lightning connector to the logic board, and "copious amounts of adhesive" used to hold the components in place.