Waiting for iFixit, a first teardown of the iPad Pro 2020 offers us a look at the most important hardware components of this new tablet.
Made by the YouTube channel EverythingApplePro, this teardown reveals many new features compared to the previous model.
L’iPad Pro 2020 from 11-inch is powered by a battery 7.540 Wh divided into two cells. It is a slight decrease compared to the battery from 7.812 Wh of the previous model. One of the two cells is in fact slightly smaller than the other, perhaps in order to have sufficient space to accommodate the new cameras of the iPad Pro.
Moving on to the camera compartment, the model 2020 has a configuration of dual camera with a module from a 10-megapixel camera for the lens ultra-wide module and a 12-megapixel camera for the wide angle lens.
The big news is the scanner, or LiDAR, is formed by two modules with lens, one superimposed on the other. By analyzing the elements of this scanner emerge a transmitter VSCEL sensor and a reception. The two components work together to create depth maps by measuring the time it takes for the light pulse to travel to and from a surface or an object.
It is interesting to note that the whole package – format, dual-camera and scanner, or LiDAR – is the most compact of units a triple-lens installed on the iPhone 11 Pro. It is likely that a similar solution be adopted on the iPhone 12, with the scanner, or LiDAR.
The front side of the logic board looks almost entirely identical to the printed circuit board present in the iPad Pro 2018, except for the presence of the processor A12Z Apple. There are some small changes, such as power connectors and data, and redesigned, and other chips.
From the teardown shows that were not added to structural improvements to the iPad Pro, therefore the resistance to bending is practically identical to the previous model. It is not clear if some of the models have one or less of the read curvatures, as happened with the iPad Pro 2018.