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Teardown Report: Apple's New iPad and the Market Implications of Introducing the Retina Display

Published: 31 May 2012

ID: G00235155

Analyst(s): CK Lu , Mark Hung, Amy Teng


This research provides a teardown analysis of the 16GB third generation/Long Term Evolution "New iPad" released by Apple in March 2012. Media tablet manufacturers, semiconductor suppliers and investors can learn the cost of the New iPad's components and how they impact current technology trends.

Table Of Contents


  • Product Overview
  • System Assembly
  • Stack Diagram of System Assembly
  • System Block Diagram
  • Circuit Boards, Main Integrated Circuits (ICs) and Connectors
    • System Printed Circuit Board (PCB)
    • 3G/LTE Cellular Module
    • Sensor PCB and Earphone/Microphone in FPC
    • LCD Panel
    • Battery Cells and Battery Gauge PCB
  • Material Cost Estimate and Analysis


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