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iFixit has completed its teardown of the new 10.2-inch iPad and uncovered the same 8,227 mAh/32.9 Wh battery as the sixth-generation 9.7-inch iPad, while RAM has been increased from 2GB to 3GB.

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The 10.2-inch iPad is similar to the sixth-generation 9.7-inch iPad, with the same A10 Fusion chip and Apple Pencil support, but it has a larger display and a Smart Connector that enables support for Apple's full-sized Smart Keyboard. Pricing continues to start at $329 in the United States.

Given the minor refresh, the 10.2-inch iPad has few hardware changes over the 9.7-inch iPad beyond the larger display, addition of a Smart Connector, and an extra GB of RAM. Repairability remains low due to strong adhesives and a soldered Lightning connector, although display repairs remain feasible.

Article Link: 10.2-Inch iPad Teardown Confirms 3GB of RAM and Same-Size Battery
 
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chatin

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Not quite the Windows 4GB but iPad is moving toward becoming a PC replacement.
 

recoil80

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3GB is a good news for multitasking. This is an entry level, they couldn't put an A12 or it would have been too similar to the iPad Air. I'm not going to buy it but it make sense to have a cheap iPad in the lineup
 
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yaxomoxay

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Not quite the Windows 4GB but iPad is moving toward becoming a PC replacement.

Not in the least. I have an iPP (I have ben an iPP customer since day one), have been using iPad OS 13 since its beta. I was also given a Surface Pro at work a few weeks ago (also, my wife got a Surface a couple of months ago). There is no competition, the Surface is much better. I give you that the GUI is less polished, but as a product it's definitely superior to the iPad.
 

EugW

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A10 is OK for entry level. 2 GB isn’t. 3 GB was overdue. Glad it’s finally here in the 10.2”, but it should have come last year.
 

FlyingDutch

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Not in the least. I have an iPP (I have ben an iPP customer since day one), have been using iPad OS 13 since its beta. I was also given a Surface Pro at work a few weeks ago (also, my wife got a Surface a couple of months ago). There is no competition, the Surface is much better. I give you that the GUI is less polished, but as a product it's definitely superior to the iPad.
Quote on the contrary. iPad is vastly superior to that half baked product sold under the name of surface
 
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PickUrPoison

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They should merge iPad and iPad Air lines to simplify the lineup.
No, education needs a $299 iPad. There’s plenty of space between $299 and $799 for the Air.

People aren’t so stupid that they can’t choose between three models. Price pretty much makes the decision for you, anyway. iPad if it’s for kids, education or if cost is the biggest concern. iPad Air I’d recommend for most, as long as you can spare an extra $200. If $799 is not a problem, buy the Pro.
 
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randyhudson

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That’s not true. They are giving you a replacement but your iPad will be repaired or recycled elsewhere.

They go in the trash. Have you ever opened an iPad before? The only part you can remove without damage is the PCB. So the bulk of it is going in the bin.
 
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