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iFixit iPad Repair Guides 1.0

The Best iPad Repair Guides on the Internet

  1. Albert Jr
    Identification and Background

    The first iPad model was announced in January 2010 and was released April 3 of the same year. The device resembled a large iPod Touch, sporting a 9.7" LED-backlit display, and featuring multi-touch capabilities. The first models launched connected to the internet solely via a Wi-Fi connection, but a second model released on April 30 2010 featured the ability to connect to a 3G network with a monthly subscription through a wireless provider. Like the iPod Touch and iPhone that came before it, the iPad used Apple's iOS operating system and ran iPhone apps.

    The iPad Wi-Fi and iPad 3G are easily distinguished from each other by features on their outer cases. The 3G model features a black bar across the top of the rear case for the 3G antenna, as well as a MicroSIM slot.

    Announce date: January 27, 2010
    Color display: 9.7 inches (25 cm) LED backlit in-plane switching LCD, made by Innolux, a subsidiary of Foxconn
    Processor: 1 GHz Apple A4 system-on-a-chip
    Graphics: 1024×768 pixel (XGA resolution), 20cm × 15cm, 132ppi
    RAM: Unspecified at launch time
    Storage: 16, 32 or 64 GB flash memory
    Wireless: Integrated 802.11n and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
    3G Internet: 7.2 Mbit/s HSDPA
    Battery: Built-in lithium-polymer 25 W·h (10 h usage, 1 month standby)
    Weight: 1.5 pounds (680 g), 1.6 pounds (730 g) (3G Model)
    Dimensions: 9.56 inches (24.3 cm) x 7.47 inches (19.0 cm) x 0.5 inches (1.3 cm)