Teardown: A Look Inside Apple's iPad Mini


Samsung LCD

Four tiny screws secure the LCD panel to the unibody chassis, two of which are hidden beneath black flaps. Once removed, the panel lifts out easily, but it is still attached at one end by a ribbon cable. Top or bottom, the 1,024-x-768-pixel panel gives no clue as to its manufacturer. It's not until the logic board is uncovered that we learn that the circuitry in place to drive the display is made by Samsung, which also happens to supply the Retina panels for the iPad 3.