Twenty-one-year-old Andrew Li is one of the first in line. He arrived at 10 p.m. Thursday from his home in Queens, which currently has no power or other utilities because of Sandy. He plans to buy the 16GB white iPad Mini and charge it well before heading home. Jason Reyes and Jeffery Carvajal, both 21, trekked to the store from their homes in Harlem. They're a couple of the lucky New Yorkers who currently have power. But they almost didn't come to the store because of the storm. Carvajal notes he was worried about driving down in the current heavy traffic, and he also was concerned about the forecast and possibility of rain. Still, the temptation to be among the first to nab the new iPad Mini was too strong. Both already own older models of the larger iPad, and they plan to each purchase the 16GB model.
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As with the iPad 3, the battery is adhered securely to the rear case, making it hard to reach and difficult to remove. But that's par for the course, as Apple specifically designs its mobile devices to prevent users from replacing the battery themselves. On the semi-positive side, the Lightning connector is glued on with adhesive, but iFixit didn't find it especially tough to remove. The new connector also uses its own dedicated ribbon cable, which means that replacing it shouldn't prove too expensive.
On the negative side, the iFixit staff found that Apple saved little interior space by switching to the smaller Lightning connector, The Lightning cable is housed in the same large frame used for the 30-pin connector, "We were hoping that space savings would yield bigger, better speakers," iFixit noted, "Very disappointing, indeed."In the end, the site gave the iPad 4 a repair score of only 2 out of 10 (ten being the easiest to repair), In assigning the poor grade, iFixit said that you can't access the front panel's connector until you take out the LCD, The LCD itself has a a ted baker iphone xs max mirror folio case - shannon black foam tape attaching it to the front panel, which ups the odds of it being broken if the unit is dissambled..
And finally, "gobs, gobs, and gobs of adhesive hold everything in place, including the prone-to-start-a-fire-if-punctured battery."Of course, the average iPad 4 owner is not about to dissamble the device to perform repairs. That's a job left to Apple techs and to do-it-yourselfers who have the skills or the guts to take the thing apart. A teardown of the 4th-generation iPad results in a poor grade for repairability. Anyone attempting to repair Apple's 4th-gen iPad will face a rough job, according to the folks at iFixit.