The 10th generation iPad launched in October with a redesigned look and specs much like the 4th generation iPad Air from 2020. The new base iPad was subjected to a teardown by iFixit which revealed some interesting parts such as why it lacks support for the 2nd-gen Apple Pencil and the degree of difficulty of repair.
Removing the 10.6-inch unlaminated Liquid Retina IPS LCD display reveals an interior that’s nearly identical to the 2020 iPad Air. The main difference is that the new 2022 iPad brings a horizontal selfie camera — a first on any iPad, and that decision leaves no room for the magnets used in other iPads to help Attaching the Apple Pencil 2.
Disassembly also shows that the logic board is glued to the chassis while the USB-C ribbon cable is soldered which makes repairs very difficult. Check out the full video below.