What's an Apple product launch without a follow-up dissection? TechRepublic's Bill Detwiler gets out his spatula--yes, spatula--and does the honors.
Yes. That is a spatula you see on the table. Its extremely thin, flexible metal blade was perfect for slipping between the iPad's metal case and front panel.
There are three cables that connect the front panel to components within the metal case.
One short ribbon cable, connects the ambient light sensor to the main logic board. A second, thinner ribbon cable connects the digitizer to the main board. And a third, thicker cable connects the display and LED backlight to the main board.
The markings on the A4 processor are: N26GUOF 1007 K4X2G643GE JGC8 APL0398 33950084 YNL185A3 1004
The markings on the Samsung chips are: 952 K9LCG08U1M-LCB0 FAKG08X1
The markings on the Texas Instruments chip is: CD3240A1 02A0KET?C1
The markings on the Broadcom I/O controller are: BCM5973KFBGH HS0951 P11 951295 B1 APPLE 343S0446
The markings (at least those I can see) on the NXP chip are: L06 01 ZSD951