iFixit managed to get their hands on one of the early iPad mini shipments, and have already started to tear it to shreds. In typical iFixit style, they’re stripping down Apple’s newest gadgets, and showing us what it’ll take to get in and repair our own.
While still tricky to get into, the iPad mini seems a touch easier to repair that other iPads. Apparently it’s easier to remove the front glass, and the LCD and front glass are separate components, making it easier to replace one or the other.
Unfortunately, it’s still an incredibly complex network of hidden screws, glue, tape, and more to get the damn thing apart.
The screen is still made by Samsung, despite all the rumors about the trouble between Apple and the Korean company.
We’re still waiting for iFixit’s final summary of what the iPad’s like, but it definitely won’t be easy to get inside.