iPad Teardown Unveils Samsung Display

iFixit, an online repair manual and teardown expert has ripped down the latest iPad from Apple. The team is working on tearing it down to check what it actually has under its hood. They reveal some shocking details about the manufacturers and components used in the making of the Apple’s next generation tablet device.

The very first detail came out of iFixit camp about new iPad is that the Retina Display of the latest tablet from Apple carries a model number associated with panel maker Samsung. This was also reported earlier this week, when it was pointed out that LG and Sharp won’t be manufacturing the initial batch of displays, but they would join the company later once they had their products up to the said quality.

A5X Processor iPad Teardown Unveils Samsung Display

Furthermore, the logic board of the latest iPad includes a number of different chips, such as Apple’s A5X processor, made by Samsung, in the beginning of this year. The CPU of the processor is pretty similar to the iPad 2’s, with 0.2GHz of improved clock speed. Other than that there is also present a Broadcom BCM 4330 Wi-Fi B/G/N chip that has support for Bluetooth 4.0 high speed and an FM transmitter. As for Broadcom chip, it is capable of single-band 2.4GHz or a dual band mode, which offers 5GHz Wi-Fi. The driver used to run the Touch screen is a Texas Instrument CD 3240.

There is also present an Epcos B4064 SAW filter that offers signal enhancement for the radio and a Fairchild FDMC 6683 – the same semiconductor found in iPad 2. The baseband chip used is Qualcomm RTR 8600. There is also present I/O controller from Broadco, BCM 5973.

The other components that iFixit reveals include NAND flash memory, 1GB of RAM form Elpida that carries a number of THGVX1G7D2GLA08 for the 16GB version. The 3G/4G modems used are Qualcomm MDM 9600.

There is also a chip found in the new iPad with IC (power controller) promoted to model 343S0561.

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