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Tearing down the new iPad

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  • A handout image released by iFixit.com shows a dismantled iPad. Broadcom supplies a semiconductor handling wireless tasks like WiFi and Bluetooth, according to iFixit.
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  • A handout image released by iFixit.com shows the shell of a new iPad. A source familiar with the device's components told Reuters that Samsung and LG Electronics will both supply their liquid crystal displays for the iPad.
  • Tearing down the new iPad
  • A handout image released by iFixit.com shows a new iPad logic board being removed. iFixit said the iPad's display, removed using two bright orange suction cups, appears to be from Samsung.
  • Tearing down the new iPad
  • The iPad's new A5X application processor, with improved graphics horsepower, is based on energy-efficient technology licensed from Britain's ARM Holding and is manufactured by Qualcomm, as in past Apple devices.
  • Tearing down the new iPad
  • A handout image released by iFixit.com shows a new iPad is opened using a heat gun and a plastic tool.
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  • A NAND flash memory chip, used to store media like music and video, is supplied by Toshiba. Japan's Elpida provides the DRAM chips.
  • Tearing down the new iPad
  • In this handout image, iFixit.com shows a micro-SIM card slot from a new iPad. The iPad includes a Qualcomm LTE cellphone chip as well as a Qualcomm wireless modem for 3G and 4G.
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  • The iPad teardown also revealed chips from Avago Technologies, Triquint Semiconductor and Fairchild.
  • Tearing down the new iPad
  • A handout image released by iFixit.com shows the logic board from a new iPad.
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  • It shows the front facing camera from a new iPad. The third-generation iPad from Apple - which sports a high-definition "retina" display and comes with a better camera - is capable of operating on high-speed 4G "LTE".
  • Tearing down the new iPad
  • A handout image released by iFixit.com shows components from a new iPad
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  • Apple doesn't disclose which company makes the components that go into its smartphones, and insists its suppliers keep quiet.
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  • Tearing down the new iPad