iFixit Provides Look Inside All-New 13-Inch iPad Air in Teardown Video

The popular repair website iFixit today shared a video teardown of the first-ever 13-inch iPad Air, providing a look inside the device.


The new iPad Air does not have too many internal changes compared to the previous-generation model. Like the fifth-generation iPad Air, the battery cells continue to have adhesive pull tabs, making them easier to remove.

iFixit gave the 13-inch iPad Air a low repairability score of 3/10 due to the display and some other components being difficult to remove.

Apple released new 11-inch and 13-inch iPad Air models earlier this month, with key new features including the M2 chip, Wi-Fi 6E support, a landscape front camera, Apple Pencil Pro compatibility, and a few new color options.

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Top Rated Comments

mevans7 Avatar
4 weeks ago
I know iPads have been around for awhile, but taking a look inside...what a truly incredible feat of engineering!
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Eric_WVGG Avatar
4 weeks ago
> a low repairability score of 3/10 due to the display and some other components being difficult to remove

One could say, "a low repairability score because it's an iPad."
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
seek3r Avatar
4 weeks ago

The amount of angry reactions an iFixit article can generate is insane lmao
I’ve never understood the hate for them on MR. Their teardowns and guides have been super crazy useful to me and I’ve even bought parts and some of their tools from them. And yes their tools are definitely marked up a bit compared to a random chinese brand on amazon, but they are of good quality and easy to grab *just* what you need for a project - plus I like supporting them because I use their free info
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HMI Avatar
4 weeks ago

When is that clown going to try to bend these, so Apple makes them twice as thick and 3x as heavy next time?
Maybe ifixit can explore ways of reinforcing it and putting it back together.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LaterWolf Avatar
4 weeks ago
The amount of angry reactions an iFixit article can generate is insane lmao
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
aknabi Avatar
4 weeks ago

I’ve never understood the hate for them on MR. Their teardowns and guides have been super crazy useful to me and I’ve even bought parts and some of their tools from them. And yes their tools are definitely marked up a bit compared to a random chinese brand on amazon, but they are of good quality and easy to grab *just* what you need for a project - plus I like supporting them because I use their free info
There's many who soil their diapers and anything that has a whiff of even potentially being critical of Apple... I generally put them into two camps: 1. Cult-like zealots whose sense of self worth somehow is tied to Apple and 2. Folks heavy in AAPL stock who's future depends on it infinitely rising to not spend their golden years living in a box under a freeway (or to be fair just have basic greed and want more cash regardless of investment fundamentals)
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