Two weeks ago, Apple introduced the new iPad Air 3 and iPad mini 5, two lines that we all thought had been discontinued but returned after several years without any news. Although on the surface they are practically identical to their predecessors, inside is where the magic has been worked. The Cupertino team has decided to equip them with the new A12 Bionic processor and compatibility with the 1st generation Apple Pencil .
Although there’s not much mystery about them, the guys at iFixit decided to open up the iPad mini 5 to see if there was anything inside that was worth knowing that Apple hadn’t commented on in the website’s features profile.
In iFixit they are dedicated to disassemble all the devices that pass through their hands to evaluate their degree of reparability as well as to show possible secrets. The iPad mini 5 is basically an open book, since inside it there are no big surprises .
The back camera is 8 megapixels , while the front camera is 7 megapixels , one of the changes from the new iPad mini that has been inherited from the 10.5-inch iPad Pro. As MacRumors tells it, the previous-generation front camera on Apple’s smallest tablet was only 1.2 megapixels.
More obvious are the A12 Bionic processor and the 3GB of RAM (formerly 2GB), which make it a very powerful and solvent computer perfect for any task you throw at it. Other details worth mentioning are that the sensors are more centred, near the front camera, and that the battery is different although it has the same capacity as the 4. As for connectivity we find Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi 802.11ac and Gigabit type LTE in the variants with modem, as well as the possibility of using virtual SIM or eSIM cards.
Like many other Apple devices, fixing the iPad mini 5 is an almost impossible task . In iFixit it has been given a 210 mark for reparability, so if there is a problem it is better to take it to an Apple Store or authorized center.