Teardown Report: Apple's iPad 2


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This research provides our teardown analysis of the Wi-Fi-only 16GB version of Apple's iPad 2. Manufacturers of media tablets, semiconductor suppliers and investors can learn about the components used in the iPad 2, understand their system integration, cost and sourcing strategy.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Product Overview
    • System Assembly
      • Touchscreen Module
      • Lower Chassis
    • Stack Diagram of System Assembly
    • System Block Diagram
    • Circuit Boards, Main ICs and Connectors
      • System PCB and Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Module
      • Sensor PCB
      • LCD Panel
      • Battery Cells and Battery Gauge PCB
    • Front-Facing Camera/Headphone/Microphone/Ambient Light Sensor FPC Cable
    • Material Cost Estimate and Analysis
  • Conclusion
  • Recommended Reading
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