Thursday, March 30, 2017

You're screwed if you want to repair the new iPad

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Apple's new iPad is thin, powerful—and a nightmare to fix when things go wrong.

iFixit, a website and store famous for its detailed repair guides, unveiled its teardown of the new 9.7-inch iPad Thursday, and it's a doozy.

When it comes to how easy the device is to repair, the $329 iPad scores a 2 out of 10. The tablet's innards are held together with "gobs of adhesive" and "foam sticky tape," which means it'll take a seasoned expert—or Apple itself—to fix the thing.

Adhesive is bad news for repair shops. It has to be heated up and then delicately separated by picks or razors, a process that can actually do more damage to the device if you're not careful. Of course, it's also in part what allows the iPad to look sleek and seamless.  Read more...

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