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Teardown: Inside Apple's iPad Air

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Battar
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Re: Quite a detailed teardown
Battar   11/5/2013 9:09:16 AM
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"Spring contacts on the logic board clamp down on the corresponding tab on the battery"

Does this suggest that the battery serves as an auxilliary heatsink for the board ?

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Quite a detailed teardown
Rob Spiegel   11/5/2013 5:57:54 AM
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That's right, Chuck. Even my first Mac laptop had a cooling fan. That was 1995. It had an impressive -- at the time -- hard drive of 500k. List price: $2,800.

Charles Murray
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Charles Murray   11/4/2013 6:12:10 PM
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Agree, Rob. We've come a long way from our early PCs, many of which had cooling fans.

Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   11/4/2013 8:29:24 AM
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I agree, yet another fascinating look into another Apple gadget. The point about having all the electronics in a small space is a good one, Rob. It completely explains the heat issues Apple has had with its devices and notebook computers.

Rob Spiegel
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Quite a detailed teardown
Rob Spiegel   11/4/2013 8:09:22 AM
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Nice tear down. As usual, the iPad has a ton of electronics in a very small, flat space. It sill surprises me that heat is not a major problem.

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