The device was dismantled into separate components, and a verdict concerning maintainability was passed to him. As a result of the disassembly of the Apple iPad Pro with the 9.7-inch Retina display, a maintainability rating of 2 out of 10 was assigned. This is an extremely low indicator, it is caused by a problematic procedure of opening and using a lot of sticky substance. It is also noted that opening the building requires a lot of time and patience. The heating of the housing at the junction points took about 30 minutes.
The LCD panel and the outer glass are a single unit. This facilitates the opening process, but increases the risk of damage to the panel during disassembly. In addition, in the event of a failure of one of the components, replacement of the entire unit is required, which increases the cost of repairs.
Inside the case the components are placed quite tightly. The largest component is a battery with a capacity of 27.91 Wh. In comparison, the iPad Pro with a 12.9-inch display uses a 38.8 Wh battery and an iPad Air 2 of 27.62 Wh. The battery in the novelty is not soldered, but it is fixed with a lot of glue. The Smart Connector port is almost impossible to replace. Pleases only that the absence of moving parts does not promise him an early breakdown.