Video: iFixit Tears Down the iPad 2

The wonderful folks over at iFixit have posted a teardown of the brand-new iPad 2, because who doesn’t like seeing inside a popular gadget? These proud humanitarians also posted a video recap of their teardown, which sadly wasn’t actually video of the device being torn apart, but just commentary on the process with a bunch of stills.

While iFixit gives you detailed information on how you can take apart your iPad 2 once you have it, the site doesn’t provide much commentary. Fortunately, ZDNet’s Adrian Kingsley-Hughes has a complete analysis of the teardown and the components it uncovered.

After the announcement of the iPad 2, questions about the RAM of the device and the camera quality abounded, and now, thanks to iFixit, these questions have been answered: the iPad 2 has 512 MB of RAM (double the iPad 1’s allotment) and it appears that the camera being used is the same as included in the latest iPod Touch, which is disappointing, considering that the rear camera takes sub-megapixel photos.

Of note is that unlike the previous iPad, and the other iOS devices, the iPad 2 is basically glued together; that seems a large signal by Apple that they’re confident this magical device won’t overheat.

Check out the video below for a closer look at the iPad 2’s innards and read our full review of the iPad 2 to get the lowdown on this industry-leading slate.

via iFixIt and ZDNet

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