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iPad mini with Retina Display screen is easy to replace but challenging for other components


Once again, the folks at iFixit has gotten the latest iPad mini with Retina display which goes through yet another tear down process. For a start, it is good to know that the LCD isn’t fused to the glass making replacement easier. Underneath the LCD panel lies its huge 6471mAh battery which is about 50% more than its previous non-Retina model. Fortunately the battery isn’t soldered as well but its held in place with adhesive.

Overall iFixit rated the iPad mini 2 out of 10 in repairability scores due to excessive use of glue and hidden screws which makes replacing a challenge. Even the lightning connector is permanently soldered to the logic board. You can check out the step by step tear down or watch the video after the break.