As the new iPad hits the market and the most dedicated fans jumped to the opportunity to tear it down to check out its internals, one issue has emerged.
The latest Apple tablets, just as the versions before, are not meant to be repaired by the average user.
The iFixit guru, MJ, gave the new iPad the "reparability" score of 2 out of 10. This means that Apple does not encourage its users to perform repairs, which would make the devices last longer.
The new iPad is almost impossible to be repaired by the user, as it raises almost thorny problems, for anyone who tries it.
Getting inside the device is a difficult task, even harder than the one faced by the owners who needed to check inside of the iPad 2. After you get past the strong adhesive that holds on the thin front panel, removing the LCD panel is another ordeal.
The connectors are place, in a way that compels the user to disassemble the whole device, even if they only need to replace the broken glass on the front.
Replacing the large battery can turn into a dangerous adventure, as it is glued to the back case. If it is not carefully removed, the battery can explode.