Cracking open the Apple iPad 3G

Apple iPad 3G: Metal clips

The Apple iPad 3G's front panel is held to the metal case with plastic tabs and several metal clips. As I did when disassembling the iPad Wi-Fi, I broke several of these clips when opening the iPad 3G.

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By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic 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 support specialist in the ...