8. iPad 2nd Generation Disassembly and Reassembly

The iPad 2 is a bit of an anomaly in the Apple iPad family. The 2nd generation iPad is thinner, lighter, and faster than the 1st generation model, but it does not sport the Retina display of the 3rd and 4th generations. The introduction of the 3rd gen iPad in March 2012 let us know that Apple planned a reliable yearly refresh cycle for the iPad platform.

But what happened? Spend a moment or two analyzing Table 8.1, which compares the different models.

TABLE 8.1 Comparison Among the Various Full-Sized iPad Models

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Not only did Apple release the 4th generation iPad a mere seven months after it gave ...

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