Cracking open the Apple iPad 3G

Apple iPad 3G: Front panel cables

The front panel assembly has four cables. Starting with the round cable at the bottom left of this picture and working your way across the top and to the right, you'll find the display cable, an antenna cable new to the iPad 3G, the ambient light senor and cable, and on right side the ribbon cable for the digitizer.

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