The iPad Air vs. the Kindle HDX 7

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The iPad Air vs. the Kindle HDX 7

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  24. 24. v Visit ifixit.com for thousands of repair manuals. iPad Air Highlights ! ! ! ! ! • 9.7-inch, in-plane-switching LCD with 2,048 x 1,536 resolution at 264 ppi • Dual-core A7 CPU with 64-bit architecture • M7 motion-tracking coprocessor • 5-megapixel rear iSight camera capable of recording 1080p video; 1.2- megapixel 720p front-facing camera • 802.11n dual-antenna MIMO Wi-Fi • Support for 14 LTE bands, DC-HSPA+, UMTS, GSM/EDGE, CDMA, and EVDO • 16, 32, 64, or 128 GB storage
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  27. 27. v Visit ifixit.com for thousands of repair manuals. Kindle HD 2013 Highlights ! ! ! ! ! • 7" HD display; 1280 x 800 at 216 ppi with IPS technology, polarizing filter, and anti-glare finish • 1.5 GHz dual-core processor with Imagination PowerVR 3D graphics core • Dual-band Wi-Fi antenna • Dolby Audio with dual stereo speakers • 8 or 16 GB internal storage
  28. 28. v Visit ifixit.com for thousands of repair manuals. iPad Air
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  30. 30. v vVisit ifixit.com for thousands of repair manuals. Apple has secured the digitizer glass in place with more than ample amounts of adhesive.
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  42. 42. v vVisit ifixit.com for thousands of repair manuals. Despite the new cable dressing up this home button, Apple's Touch ID fingerprint sensor is nowhere to be found. It remains exclusive to the iPhone 5s—for now.
  43. 43. v Visit ifixit.com for thousands of repair manuals. In contrast, opening the Kindle HD is as simple as…
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  47. 47. v Visit ifixit.com for thousands of repair manuals. Batteries
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  50. 50. v vVisit ifixit.com for thousands of repair manuals. ! “It's the worst battery ever.” - iFixitTechnician,Walter Galan
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  58. 58. v vVisit ifixit.com for thousands of repair manuals. Kindle HD7
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  61. 61. v vVisit ifixit.com for thousands of repair manuals. The 3.7 V, 4440 mAh battery boasts 10 hours of power during mixed usage—a decrease from the 2012 HD edition. Amazon calls it an increase in battery life compared to the "previous generation Kindle Fire." Kindle HD
  62. 62. v vVisit ifixit.com for thousands of repair manuals. Main Board
  63. 63. v vVisit ifixit.com for thousands of repair manuals. • Apple APL5698 A7 Processor—a slightly different version from the APL0698 in the iPhone 5s • Elpida F8164A1MD 1 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM • Toshiba THGBX2G7B2JLA01 16 GB NAND Flash • NXP LPC18A1 (Apple M7 Motion Co-Processor) • Apple 343S0655-A1—from our friends at Chipworks, this looks to be a Dialog Power Management IC • USI 339S0213 Wi-Fi Module • Apple 338S1116 Cirrus Audio Codec, also found in the iPhone 5c iPad Air
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  68. 68. v vVisit ifixit.com for thousands of repair manuals. • Qualcomm M9615M LTE Processor with 1 Gb (128 MB) of DRAM • TriQuint TQF6514 RF Power Amplifier Module—similar to the 6414 in the iPhone 5s • Three Skyworks SKY77-series LTE RF Power Amplifier/Duplexer Modules • Two Avago A79-series LTE RF Power Amplifier/Duplexer Modules • 227 LG—likely a Murata Antenna Switch/Filter Module • Qualcomm WTR1605L LTE/HSPA+/CDMA/EDGE/GPS Transceiver • Qualcomm PM8018 PMIC
  69. 69. v vVisit ifixit.com for thousands of repair manuals. Kindle HD7
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  71. 71. v vVisit ifixit.com for thousands of repair manuals. • Toshiba THGBMAG6A2JBAIR 64 Gb (8 GB) e-MMC NAND Flash • Micron 3HAI8 D9QQD 8 Gb (1 GB) Mobile LPDDR2 SDRAM • We believe that the 1.5 Ghz Dual Core TI OMAP4 (4470) HS processor is nested underneath the Micron SDRAM IC. • Synaptics S7301B Touchscreen Controller • Texas Instruments TWL6032 Fully Integrated Power Management with Power Path and Battery Charger • InvenSense MPU-6500 6-axis gyroscope • 347 CB307
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  74. 74. v vVisit ifixit.com for thousands of repair manuals. • Broadcom BCM4330 802.11a/b/g/n MAC/Baseband/Radio with Integrated Bluetooth 4.0+HS & FM Transceiver • Maxim Integrated MAX98090 Ultra-low Power Stereo Audio Codec • Maxim Integrated MAX97236 Audio Amplifier
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  90. 90. v Visit ifixit.com for thousands of repair manuals. v Kindle HD 2013 •Simplistic, modular design means the few components that might fail can be easily, inexpensively replaced. •All the fasteners found inside are Torx T5 screws—one non- proprietary screwdriver is all you need. •The LCD is not fused to the display and can be easily removed. •The rear case is a little difficult to open, but it should be easy with directions. •A decent amount of adhesive is used on the battery, meaning some prying and gentle working is required for disassembly.
  91. 91. v Visit ifixit.com for thousands of repair manuals. •The glass panel is glued to the front plastic frame, so a heat gun will be required for replacing cracked glass (or you have to replace both components together).
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  94. 94. v Visit ifixit.com for thousands of repair manuals. iPad Air •The LCD is easy to remove once the front panel is taken off the iPad. •The battery is not soldered to the logic board.
  95. 95. v Visit ifixit.com for thousands of repair manuals. •Just like in previous iPads, the front panel is glued to the rest of the device, greatly increasing the chances of cracking the glass during a repair. •Gobs, gobs, and goblins of adhesive hold everything in place.This is the most difficult battery removal procedure we've seen in an iPad. •The LCD has foam sticky tape adhering it to the front panel, increasing chances of it being shattered during disassembly. •You can't access the front panel's connector until you remove the LCD.
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  98. 98. v vVisit ifixit.com for thousands of repair manuals. www.ifixit.com Cait Emma Smith Email: cait@ifixit.com Twitter: @CaitEmmaS Brian Sallee Email: brian@dozuki.com

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