Schools won’t like how difficult the new iPad is to repair

We know that Apple didn’t change much feature- or looks-wise on its newest iPad, but it turns out, not much has changed on the inside, either. iFixit published its teardown of the new device this morning, and the inside looks almost identical to the inside of last year’s iPad. iFixit notes that it’s even pretty similar to the first-generation iPad Air from 2013.

The takeaway from all this is that the new iPad isn’t going to be any easier to repair than prior generations, which were already borderline unrepairable. And while modern Apple products have never been known for being repair-friendly — Apple likes to glue and lock-down as many pieces as possible, in part to get its devices so sturdy and thin — it stands out more on this model…

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