Cracking Open the Apple iPad

Apple iPad metal case components

Within the Apple iPad's metal shell, are the main logic board (mostly covered by a metal EMI shield), the batteries, Wi-Fi and Bluetooh card, antennas, headphone jack, microphone, speakers, On/Off button, volume up/down button, and screen rotation lock switch. On 3G model (to be released in late April), you'll undoubtedly find additional cellular components.

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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...

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