The tenth generation Apple iPad was launched back in October with a new design and more power. In that regard, it closely resembles the fourth-gen iPad Air from 2020. The new base iPad has now been taken apart by iFixit in a new teardown, revealing some interesting details. That includes why there’s no support for the second-gen Apple Pencil. And, of course, how complicated repairs on the current iPad are.
Removing the non-laminated 10.6-inch Liquid Retina IPS LCD display reveals an almost identical internal layout to the iPad Air 2020. The main difference is that the new iPad 2022 brings a horizontally placed selfie camera. This was first on an iPad, and this decision leaves no room for the magnets used on other iPads to attach the Apple Pencil 2.
The teardown also shows that the logic board is glued to the case, while the USB-C ribbon cable is welded. The last point makes repairs extremely difficult, as you can imagine.