iFixit is on the job again, tearing down the iPad 2, a mere day after it has hit the shops. There are more bad news than good news following this dissection, but at least we’ve found that the device comes with 512MB RAM, not 256MB, as speculated before. Also, strangely enough the A5 dual core chipset seems to be marked by Samsung, although this hasn’t been confirmed yet.

The iPad 2 got a repairability score of 4 out of 10, mostly because of the very thin and fragile display, with glass glued with adhesives, instead of relying on tabs like on the first iPad. It’s almost impossible to separate the display without breaking the 9.7 inch screen and the display panel is thing and fragile as well.

The same teardown reveals a potent 6570 mah battery, strong enough for the same battery life as the iPad 1, but with a more powerful processor. Bad news is that at the rear there’s a powerful less than 1 megapixel camera, most likely the same on the iPod Touch, so this means fixed focus. Would you buy such an iPad?

  • Medoo

    so what the IPhone 3G and 4G both of them have Samsung processor … Samsung is really a powerful company and have great technology ….

  • Rogalesi58

    I got xoom and ipad 2 , my choice depite what ever you want to say is Ipad 2, more friendly user, + is much more sophisticated , more attractive , easy to handle, apps, after all whos taking pictures with a tablet ?
    For what you need is in off what Ipad 2 is offering, Ipad is not try to substitue a laptop is just a tab that helps you to relax and keep in touch with your community and ” emergency ” answer same emails.

  • Anonymous

    So why on earth did you buy a xoom AND an ipad?