iPad Pro teardown reveals foam-filled speaker exclosures

“We’ve been digging through the cornucopia of Apple’s fall lineup, and today, we’re thankful to have the last morsel on our teardown table,” iFixit reports. “We’re wrapping up in the biggest way we can — with the iPad Pro.”

“With Apple’s new A9X chip and a 78% larger display, the Pro packs nearly twice the performance of the iPad Air 2, at less than twice the price,” iFixit reports. “This also means, thanks to Multitasking, you can use a full Air-sized app, and a secondary app at the same time.”

“Peeking along the edge of the iPad, we spot a new accessory port — Apple’s Smart Connector—making its debut appearance. The Smart Connector supports Apple’s own Smart Keyboard as well as third-party accessories that transfer power and data, like keyboards and docking stations,” iFixit reports. “The speakers are nice, but what makes them really sing are the fancy back volume chambers, machined directly into the unibody enclosure. After removing the carbon fiber caps, we find the enclosures are filled with foam. Apple’s own renders don’t actually show this foam, but we’re betting that it’s used to amplify the effective volume of the enclosure.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Make sure you check out all of the high-res photos in the full article. The iPad Pro is perhaps even more beautiful inside than out. Steve Jobs would be very proud!


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