Improvements in the internal components but with a structure and design similar to the previous generation . The sixth generation iPad may be cheap, but repairing it is not going to be an easy task.
Inside the iPad we see how the specifications we had for the new iPad are confirmed. One LCD screen but not laminated as in the iPad Pro. This makes changing the screen cheaper than in the Pro models, in the end Apple’s idea was to save in manufacturing costs too. On the other hand, it has a A10 Fusion chip , exactly the same one we have in the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus.
Support for the Apple Pencil on this iPad is thanks to the same drivers we find on the iPad Pro, Broadcom’s touch screen controllers. And just like the iPad of a year ago, the LCD screen is separated from the glass that protects it. In other words, if you have an accident and the screen breaks, you only have to replace the glass and not the whole screen, so it’s cheaper.
Cheaper components than on the iPad Pro and therefore lower repair costs However, the repair level of the device is not as high as on the iPad Pro. This is because Apple uses strong adhesives to hold all components together , causing unintended damage when peeling off. On the iPad Pro for example this doesn’t happen, as Apple uses a system of tabs instead of adhesives, making changing the parts much more convenient.
Be that as it may, remember that the sixth generation iPad, like any other Apple product, comes with a two-year warranty for any defects , whether factory or unintentional. On the other hand, whenever we have a problem it is better to consult Apple’s technical service free of charge to see what the best solution is.