© iFixit PCB | April 07, 2010
Apple outside – AT&S inside
The new Apple ‘Wundergadet’ called iPad—which hit the stores in the US on Saturday—comes with a board supplied by Austrian PCB manufacturer AT&S.
The power management for the iPad, which was dismantled by iFixit, is supplied by chip manufacturer Dialog Semiconductor. The board—as shown in the picture below—is supplied by Austrian-PCB manufacturer AT&S. A look inside also reveals that both—NAND flash memory and custom Apple A4 processor—were manufactured by Samsung. The picture has a zoom function. © iFixit Most of the interior is occupied by the lithium-ion battery. The battery is not connected to the motherboard, which makes replacement after malfunction much easier. In contrast to this teardown conducted by iFixit, other models have used Toshiba as a supplier for the flash memory. Since hitting the shops in the US on April 3rd 2010, Apple has sold more than 300’000 iPads, significantly surpassing the old record of 270’000 units from the iPhone Classic.