As is always the case with new products, the repair company iFixit has taken the opportunity to dismantle the iPad mini 2019 in its entirety to see what’s inside. Some of the suspicions we already had are confirmed, Apple has gone up to 3 GB on this tablet , although it maintains the battery capacity that the iPad mini 4 had.
Inside the iPad mini 5 we found some features we already knew about. For example, the A12 Bionic processor , the True Tone sensors or two speakers for stereo sound.
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The important jumps are found in the camera and in the RAM. On one hand the camera has 8MP in the back and 7 in the front. This is a far cry from the 1.2MP of the front of the iPad mini 4. On the other hand, the RAM increases from 2 GB to 3 GB in this generation. Where there is also a slight change is in the battery configuration , although in the end the capacity remains the same: 19.32 Wh.
As iFixit has noticed, repairing this iPad mini 5 is going to be more complicated than previous models or current iPhones for example. Unlike other branded devices, Apple has not used tabs and similar systems to change parts easily this time. They indicate that battery replacement is now unnecessarily complicated.
It is not only a matter of the battery, other components that are more prone to damage from use such as the Lightning port is soldered to the motherboard directly. More control means more quality of construction and at the same time more difficult to repair. The usual dilemma.