Second generation iPad mini with Retina display gets the teardown treatment

By Shawn Knight
Nov 13, 2013
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  1. Appleā€™s second generation iPad mini with Retina display is the latest gadget to find its way to the operating table of teardown specialist iFixit. And much like the iPad Air before it, the new mini earns a poor repairability score...

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 5,917   +1,708

    These things aren't meant to be taken apart and even if you do manage to strip it without breaking anything, who's gonna sell you a replacement of the faulty part anyway?
    I noticed the folk who take these things apart call themselves iFixit but can or do they really fix it? Maybe they should call themselves iBreakitapart or maybe iDoubtitwillworkagain.
    kuroiei and Jad Chaar like this.
  3. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,473   +963

    Hahaha, this made my day.
  4. Camikazi

    Camikazi TS Maniac Posts: 714   +162

    They do this because their entire thing is selling parts and the tools to fix these devices. This is why they tear down everything and publish it cause they want to sell more tools so they can make more money. They know very well most all of these were not meant to be taken apart and that it will instantly kill any warranty every imagined but they want to sell things.
  5. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 5,917   +1,708

    Oh. I though they did this just to keep us amused. :)
  6. avoidz

    avoidz TS Maniac Posts: 455   +54

    I find it interesting to see these teardowns because as a child I used to love taking apart my electronic toys, digital watches and other things to see what was inside. Most of them never worked properly again.

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