iFixit tears down iPad Mini 4, reveals massive battery and slimmer camera

It has been a week since Apple's September event - although the iPad Pro, iPhone 6s and 6s Plus were the main focus of the event, Apple also announced a refreshed iPad Mini 4. Naturally, it was only a matter of time before the new tablet would be dissected and its innards explored.

iPad Mini 3 (left), iPad Mini 4 (right)

Like most devices new to market, iFixit has taken it upon themselves to dissect Apple's latest tablet. While there is little to no noticeable difference on the outside, its innards compared to the previous iPad Mini 3 have evolved. Apple has made improvements on the inside by converting to a single cell battery, slimming down the camera assembly and including spacers for assumed display support.

iFixit details the changes:

  • Not only is the battery thinner and of lesser capacity, it's now a single cell, instead of two.
  • The lower right antenna now lives in the upper right. We'll have to tear into an LTE version to see what that means for that.
  • The FaceTime camera assembly is seriously slimmed down.
  • Plastic spacers fill in the gaps in the Wi-Fi logic board on the Mini 4 (perhaps to provide some more support for the display).

For more pictures, head to the source link below. The iPad Mini 4 is currently available directly from Apple and starts at $399 USD. Apple's iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will be arriving on September 25th.

Source: iFixit

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