"We're not impressed one bit with the easily-breakable, difficult-to-fix iPad," the company wrote late last week. "If Apple is going to be at the head of the pack, we must ask them to lead responsibly. And in electronics, leading responsibly means that your devices must be sustainably made and designed to last."
One of iFixit's biggest issues with the new iPad was the fact that Apple has glued down the battery in the device, making it impossible for most people to remove. The danger here, says iFixit, is that "gluing down batteries is particularly dangerous" because it could explode if someone punctures it while trying to remove it. iFixit goes on to note that even Apple doesn't bother trying to remove the batteries it's glued into the iPad and will instead simply send users an entirely new device if they find their battery has worn down.
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