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.