The iPad Air is officially available starting today which we’re sure many of you who want Apple’s next tablet are either waiting in line at an Apple Store to pick yours up or are waiting by your front door for FedEx to drop it off. One tradition that never gets old is when the iFixit team get their hands on the latest piece of tech, completely disassemble it and give it a score based on its repairability. As you could have guessed, they got their hands on an iPad Air and has given Apple’s latest tablet a 2 out of 10 in its repairability.
iFixit gave the iPad Air such a low score for a number of reasons, one of which includes the tablet’s glass possibly getting damaged if someone attempts to remove it from the rest of the device. “Just like in previous iPads, the front panel is glued to the rest of the device, greatly increasing the chances of cracking the glass during a repair,” iFixit reports. The iPad Air also has the “most difficult battery removal procedure” iFixit has ever seen in an Apple tablet.
iFixit also recently gave Microsoft’s Surface Pro 2 an extremely low repairability score, which shows us tablet makers aren’t making their devices easy to repair. Considering how most of us handle tablets, and their cost, we hope we can come across a popular tablet that is extremely easy to repair.