The highly anticipated 10.5-inch iPad Pro teardown is here. While the iFixit teardown doesn’t offer any significant surprises, it’s worth a read nonetheless.
For the most part, the teardown reveals that the 10.5-inch iPad Pro looks a lot like the model it replaced, the 2016 9.7-inch iPad Pro. Perhaps the biggest find is that the tablet includes 4GB of 1600MHz LPDDR4 RAM from Micron Technology. The 9.7-inch iPad Pro had 2GB of RAM.
Other findings include:
- Fully laminated, 10.5″, LED-backlit, Oxide TFT “True Tone” display with 2224 × 1668 resolution (264 ppi), featuring ProMotion Technology
- 4th-generation 64-bit Apple A10X custom processor, with M10 motion coprocessor
- 12 MP OIS rear camera with 4K video recording at 30 fps, and 7 MP FaceTime camera with 1080p video
- Self-balancing, four-speaker audio
- Touch ID sensor, 2 microphones, ambient light sensor, accelerometer, barometer, and 3-axis gyro
- 802.11a/ b/ g/ n/ ac dual band MIMO Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.2
- 64, 256, or 512 GB of on-board storage
Not surprising, iFixit gives the 10.5-inch iPad Pro a repairability score of 2 out of 10. You can blame the device’s strong adhesives for the low score.
The 10.5-inch iPad Pro comes in silver, space gray, gold, and rose gold and starts at $649 for the 64GB with Wi-Fi model and $779 for the 64GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro is available in silver, space gray, and gold and starts at $799 for the 64GB Wi-Fi model and $929 for the 64GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model.
You can find both new iPad Pros in Apple retail stores and through select carriers and Apple Authorized Resellers in the United States and 37 additional countries and regions. These include Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.