It’s been almost ten days since Apple launched the new M4 iPad Pro and M2 iPad Air. While the highest-end models are thinner, lighter, and more powerful than ever, Apple decided words don’t mean much with the M2 iPad Air release, as it’s heavier and thicker than the new iPad Pro.

Still, this tablet has plenty of new features, such as the M2 processor, new camera placement, a larger 13-inch version, and more storage capacities to choose from. Here’s what iFixit discovered in its teardown.

As always, tearing down an iPad is no easy task, and Apple still doesn’t offer a guide or a repair kit, as it does with some iPhone and MacBook models. That said, once the display is removed, iFixit can see the new front-facing camera arrangement and magnets for the Apple Pencil Pro. Unfortunately, there are no highlights for the new cameras, except for the front-facing lens in a new position.

iFixit says that, comparatively, the 13-inch M2 iPad Air battery is slightly bigger and heavier, which might help prolong the tablet’s usage. In addition, Apple added bigger speakers, which are positioned on the top left and right corners.


In the end, iFixit gives this M2 iPad Air a 3/10 repairability score and jokes that it hopes the next gen’s model, “Air,” could stand for repAIRability. Since Apple doesn’t offer a guide or repair kit, iFixit says it can’t give a provisional point for “spare parts or documentation.”

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