Date: Friday, March 16th, 2012, 09:34
Category: Hardware, iPad, News
It’s that time again and the cool cats at iFixit have performed a full teardown of Apple’s new third-generation iPad to discover the following:
– In removing the LCD panel, the solutions provider got a look at the back of the new Retina display. There, they found a model number naming scheme that suggests the panel for that particular model was built by Samsung.
– On the logic board is the new custom A5X processor, which features the same clock speed as the A5 CPU found in the iPhone 4S and iPad 2, but adds a new quad-core graphics processor and a gigabyte of RAM. The CPU was also built by Samsung, and markings on it indicate it was manufactured in the first week of 2012.
– The new 4G LTE iPad, identified by the model number A1389, also sports a larger 11560mAh battery.
– Texas Instruments CD3240 driver device.
– Broadcom BCM4330 802.11a/b/g/n MAC/Baseband/Radio with Integrated Bluetooth 4.0+HS and FM Transceiver.
– Epcos B4064 SAW filters.
– Fairchild FDMC 6683.
– Toshiba ZX0730 1123KLD.
– Qualcomm RTR8600 (under the thermal pad).
– Broadcom BCM5973 I/O controller.
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.