“You probably expected a thinner, lighter, and faster iPad Air 3, but Apple had other ideas. Instead of iterating on October 2014’s iPad Air 2, they went back to the drawing board,” iFixit reports. “Actually they probably don’t use a drawing board, they use an iPad Pro — which might be where they got the idea for this. It seems to pack all the features of the first iPad Pro, in a smaller package.”
“Apple may have let all the Air out of the iPad line, but they didn’t skimp on the 9.7″ Pro’s specs,” iFixit reports. “Once we pop the speakers out for a closer look, we’re rewarded for our hard work: they connect to the logic board with spring contacts!”
“Out pops the perpetrator of that unsightly camera bump. And yup, that dimple goes all the way down, through the case down to the sapphire crystal lens cover,” iFixit reports. “On our way to the logic board, we encounter some strange new antenna interconnect boards…”
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MacDailyNews Take: There’s a lot of goodness packed into such a thin, small space!