At its "Hey Siri" event last week, Apple unveiled the iPad Pro, along with the new iPhones. The iPad mini 4 was also announced, with surprisingly little information regarding the hardware powering the tablet.
The folks at iFixit have torn down the iPad mini 4, finding that the latest addition to the iPad lineup has a lot in common with the iPad Air 2. The 7.9-inch tablet features the A8 SoC, along with the M8 motion co-processor. Also included is 2GB of RAM, 8MP iSight camera, 1.2MP FaceTime camera at the front, Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.2. For those interested in the nitty-gritty, here's a list of what's included in the mini 4:
- Apple A8 APL1011 SoC
- SK Hynix H9CKNNN8KTBUSR 2 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM
- SK Hynix H2JTDG8UD1BMR 16 GB NAND flash
- NXP Semiconductors 65V10 NFC controller
- NXP Semiconductors LPC18B1UK (Apple M8 motion co-processor)
- Apple 338S1213 audio codec
- Universal Scientific Industrial 339S00045 Wi-Fi module.
- Broadcom BCM5976C1KUB6G touchscreen controller
- Texas Instruments 343S0583, as seen on the iPad Air 2
A significant change is in the battery segment, with the 5,124mAh battery lower than the 6,471mAh seen on the iPad mini 3. Although the mini 4 comes with a smaller battery size, Apple says that the battery life will be the same.
The tablet itself is 18 percent thinner when seen against its predecessor, now featuring a thickness of just 6.1mm thanks to the fused display and glass panel and shifting of antennas to the top and bottom of the tablet. Interested in detailed imagery of the teardown? Head to the source link below.