The new iPad Air is astonishing and an engineering marvel. Thin, light, and does not give up any power in the performance category. How can such a feet be accomplished? It turns out that the internal composition of the iPad Air has become a precise and tight integration of the components making it possibly one of the biggest headaches to repair. In this article we will look into more detail why repairs maybe increasingly difficult to carry out.
The battery will be hard to come across. With the new iPad Air being thinner you could only expect the battery to be thinner. If you are to have battery issues and need to have a repair done to replace it, it could come at a large price. Batteries of this sort are made for the iPad Air specifically, no one besides Apple and their third party authorised repair centres have OEM parts unless a repair centre was to buy iPad Airs and scrape them down. As time goes by parts will become more readily available but for the time being if you go through a third party repair shop who isn’t supplied parts directly from Apple you could expect to pay hefty prices.
Nails and screws almost seem nonexistent once you are inside the iPad Air, everything is more or less held by adhesive. Yes the adhesive is removable but takes a lot of time and precision work to remove. If you end up needing something inside to be repaired you may have to remove other parts first to get to the component you need to have done on, with all this adhesive it could take more hours driving up the cost of your repair.
Before you can even get to the headache of adhesion inside you must separate the front panel from the LCD from everything else. This can be very tricky and once again be done with extra care. If not the LCD is very susceptible to cracking / breaking. This is the main reason why many repair shops including iFixit give the Apple iPad Air a really low repair ability score.
Now all of this may sound frightening but the iPad Air is built to last. If you are careful, use proper protecting cases, you should be fine. Is the poor rep arability worth it though? We think so, especially if you are looking for a light and portable tablet that is still powerful!