Following the tablet iPad Mini of the fifth generation, an updated iPad Air was evaluated in the iFixit laboratory for repairability. The result of its 'autopsy' is the same depressing – only 2 out of 10 points, which means that the device is almost completely unusable for recovery in case of breakdown.
Despite the use of modular design and standard Philips screws, the disassembly process proved to be very time consuming. The fault is all – a large amount of glue, which Apple uses to attach the main elements of the tablet to the case. In addition, the iFixit experts were complaining about the manufacturer's decision to solder the Lightning port to the motherboard.
It is worth noting that the iPad Air of the previous generation received the same score of two points from iFixit.