iFixit has published a 10.5-inch iPad Pro teardown that provides a closer look at the tablet's internal design.

iFixit 10 5 inch iPad Pro teardown
For the most part, the inside of an 10.5-inch iPad Pro looks similar to the 9.7-inch model it replaced, with only a few minor differences.

In the Wi-Fi version, for example, iFixit discovered some mysterious plastic blocks where the LTE antennas might be found in cellular models. It speculates the blocks are there to add support to the display assembly.

iFixit 10 5 inch ipad pro plastic blocks
In the 10.5-inch iPad Pro, Apple has affixed the display cables down the center of the device, which puts them out of harm's way when prying open the display. The display cable bracket is affixed with standard Phillips screws.

The teardown confirms the 10.5-inch iPad Pro has 4GB of 1600MHz LPDDR4 RAM from Micron Technology, with flash storage supplied by Toshiba, which is currently selling its NAND memory division that produces those chips.

iFixit 10 5 inch ipad pro teardown logic board
iFixit awarded the 10.5-inch iPad Pro a very low repairability score of 2 out of 10 due to Apple's continued use of strong adhesives for the display, logic board, speakers, ribbon cables, and other components.

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Top Rated Comments

Sunday Ironfoot Avatar
60 months ago
For the most part, the inside of an 10.5-inch iPad Pro looks similar to the 9.7-inch model it replaced, with only a few minor differences:- Macrumors quote

And Same 4GB Ram from 2015

Innovation.....LOL
9.7" iPads (include the Pros) have always had 2GB. It was the 12.9" version that shipped with 4GB.
http://www.gsmarena.com/apple_ipad_pro_9_7-7984.php
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JeffyTheQuik Avatar
60 months ago
And every tablet and smartphone available today.
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Out of curiosity, how could you tell there was increased RAM the moment you picked it up?
It weighed 2GB more... :D
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macs4nw Avatar
60 months ago
Each and every one of these teardowns continues to boggle my mind as to how much sophisticated technology we can now pack into such a diminutive package..... amazing really.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
willmtaylor Avatar
60 months ago
For the most part, the inside of an 10.5-inch iPad Pro looks similar to the 9.7-inch model it replaced, with only a few minor differences:- Macrumors quote

And Same 4GB Ram from 2015

Innovation.....LOL
If you can't see the innovation of what the iPad Pro is and can do, then you're either trolling, too spoiled, or too jaded. I'm no fanboy, but look at what such a thin device is capable of and look at the competition. SMH.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RightMACatU Avatar
60 months ago
LPDDR4 RAM while a MacBookPro has LPDDR3 RAM... Am I missing something here? :confused:
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
barkomatic Avatar
60 months ago
I could tell it had more RAM the moment I picked one up to check it out at an Apple Store last night. I currently have a 9.7 inch Pro and didn't expect to see much of a difference--but there was sadly. I say sadly because I'm tempted to get one even though my current iPad is a little over 1 year old. I must be strong.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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