Cracking Open the Apple iPad Mini

Apple iPad Mini teardown

Apple's iPad Mini may be a "concentration" of the iPad's best features. But, it's also a concentration of the worst. And it's small size, extremely fragile LCD, and super-tiny screws actually make it more frustrating to crack open and work on than the larger iPad.

For a detailed analysis of the teardown, check out my article and video, "iPad Mini more difficult to repair than larger iPad".

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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...


This is quite helpful,because there is a demand for techs to repair mini ipad front glass however I noticed the tools being used, they seem to be special tools, hard to get, how do I access them.


WHY? Why take this kind of device apart? I don't get what we are supposed to learn from this.