2020 iPad Pro Teardown Provides Closer Look at LiDAR Scanner and Confirms Incremental Update
iFixit discovered that a lot of the internals of the 2020 iPad Pro are the identical because the 2018 mannequin, confirming that the gadget is a comparatively incremental replace.
The most notable new function seen inside the brand new iPad Pro was the LiDAR scanner, which measures the space to surrounding objects as much as 5 meters away, and permits enhanced experiences with augmented actuality.
iFixit additionally took a glance at the brand new A12Z Bionic chip, which incorporates an eight-core GPU, enhanced thermal structure, and tuned efficiency controllers. The A12Z is paired with 6GB of RAM, upgraded from 4GB on all however the 1TB 2018 mannequin. Earlier this week, it was reported that the A12Z chip is primarily a renamed A12X chip with an additional GPU core enabled.
The USB-C port continues to be modular and could be independently changed, however adhesive holds virtually all the pieces in place, making all repairs harder.
Overall, the 2020 iPad Pro earned an iFixit repairability rating of three out of 10, the identical because the 2018 mannequin, because of the gadget’s “pretty abysmal repair procedures.”
Earlier this week, iFixit accomplished a teardown of the brand new scissor keys within the 2020 MacBook Air.
Apple’s new iPad Pro could be bought from the net Apple Store and is priced beginning at $799.