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    Default iFixit Reveals the iPad Inside and Out


    “This machine is absolutely gorgeous inside,” says Kyle Wiens of iFixit. “There’s clear symmetry that is there for aesthetics alone.”

    This morning, the team at iFixit took their first live glimpse inside the iPad only moments after the outfit finally got their hands on the long awaited tablet computer. Now, iFixit is dishing on the inner details of the iPad. And while their findings have been less than shocking so far, they remain fascinating.

    According to Wiens, the iPad's innards are much cooler than what earlier test model photos revealed by the FCC. The guys at iFixit say the earlier pics simply can't do the real thing justice.

    So what did we learn about the iPad today? For starters, the microprocessor chip - the A4 — stands out prominently in the iPad and is obviously labeled with aesthetics in mind. The tablet also serves up 64-gigabit NAND flash chips from Samsung, which additionally provided another variety of memory chip for the iPad - DRAM, an acronym for "dynamic random access memory." Wiens says the design of the tablet and the heavy use of epoxy in the placement of chips suggests that the iPad isn't as delicate as it looks. Apple clearly endeavored to make the iPad a durable machine that can withstand a ton of wear and tear.

    Unfortunately, should you ever have to switch out the device's battery, your tablet will have to make its way back to Apple. The battery is encased inside the machine to a degree that a simple pop and swap isn't a painless task.

    Guts of the iPad aside, the machine's OS is also spilling lots of secrets this weekend. The iPad filesystem, in fact, references the iPhone3,2, iPhone3,3, iPod4,1, and iProd2,1. While the first three obviously suggest updates to the iPhone and iPod touch, respectively, the last is an indication of a major iPad upgrade.

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    first! and, do they have pics on the site?
    and..would someone who has a 16gb ipad be able to swap the memory card with lets say a 64?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lolcats1 View Post
    this isn't youtube, no one cares if you were first.
    go read a book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lolcats1 View Post
    this isn't youtube, no one cares if you were first.
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    Im so sick of everyone doing that. What is the point of telling people that you were the first one to post? Do you receive some kind of prize for it? No..........
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    Anyone have an idea of how much RAM the iPad has yet? Thats going to matter for all the multitasking that its going to be doing eventually.. hopefully soon..

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    5th. YES!!! IN YOUR FACES!!!

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    Hahahhaa, really no one cares!!
    yeah, i heard you win the trophy of greatest achievement in that hour! hahaha. idk maybe we should ask him! hahaha.

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    i'd like to know the RAM that is packed in it too...

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    Decoding the part number shows there is 2Gb of memory inside. This translates into ~256MB of memory per die, for 512 MB total.
    Taken from the teardown notes.

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    10th!!!!!!!!!!!
    can u see why placing yourself is getting boring yet?
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    Nope.

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    Thanks.

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    Wonder how quick that battery will wear down and the slew of owners blasting Apple for yet again not making the batteries interchangeable. Dont they care about these poor people that will now have to take it back to apple to change them out and charge $$$$$$ ........ "OH , I See now !" Its a racket!

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    Quote Originally Posted by colacao82 View Post
    5th. YES!!! IN YOUR FACES!!!
    you were 6th buddy
    killall Terminal[]

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    Exclamation iPad RAM
    Appleinsider reports that iFixit says that the iPad has 512mb of DRAM...

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