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  1. Tim Riplinger Reply

    Hej Daniel,
    thanks for you “insight review”! Do you think the aspects you mentionened in the first paragraph could make the hardware more vulnerable e.g. damage of any sort?

    • Daniel Milanovic Reply

      Hi Tim,
      although most reviewers refer to the new iPad as a fairly “unsurprising” product, fortunately many have stated that the new iPad has still superb build quality (https://www.engadget.com/2017/04/06/apple-ipad-2017-review/). On one hand the non-laminated screen does seem to have an impact on overall feel and heft of the device, but on the other hand repairability has increased, because the glass with the built-in digitizer and the display are now two components. In case you break the screen of your newly bought iPad 2017, repairing it would mean that you (probably) only have to change the glass front (https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPad+5+Teardown/85098).
      Like I predicted, the device now retails for around 370 €, depending on where you buy it, sometimes even lower.
      Overall the tablet seems to be the best bang for your buck in the under 400 € range, by far.

      • Hi Daniel,

        thanks for your answer. I’m curious to see if the new iPad will be implemented in our schools (and maybe also universities?) soon! We might discuss efforts of mobile devices, like the iPad, for learning scenarios in a seperate post or a mine cast sometime soon. What do you think?

  2. Daniel Milanovic Reply

    Hey Tim,
    I think those are some good questions to discuss.
    We could do a nice Mine-Cast and pick up those topics. Are you in?

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