“Hey Siri, what’s it going to take to get inside this thing?” Probably something sharp. Following HomePod’s launch in the US, UK and Australia last Friday, repair experts over at iFixit have taken apart their Siri-powered accessory to offer an interesting look at its innards.
The new 10.5-inch iPad Pro hit Apple Stores around the world and repair wizards over at iFixit have already bought one and tore it apart, finding the device is essentially a scaled-down version of its 12.9-inch predecessor.
Repair experts over at iFixit tore apart Apple’s new iPad with a brighter 9.7-inch screen. What they discovered doesn’t come as surprise: the canonical iPad is basically an original four-year-old iPad Air with a more repairable screen and some new jewelry in the form of Touch ID, Apple Pay, Apple’s homegrown third-generation 64-bit A9 chip with the embedded M9 motion coprocessor and other minor updates.
Unfortunately, the device’s A9 processor is outfitted with two gigabytes of RAM. iPhone 6s’s A9 chip has two gigabytes of RAM as well, just like iPad Air 2’s A8X chip, so this may not be that big of a deal. On the other hand, it’s a letdown considering iPhone 7 Plus is rocking three gigabytes of RAM.