The New iPad: iFixit Breaks It Down, Literally

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After waiting in line in the wee hours of the morning for your brand new iPad, what's the first thing you do with it? Do you download some new apps with amazing retina display graphics? Do you take some photos or some video with the drastically upgraded new iSight camera? Do you take it apart and see what's inside?

Wait... take it apart? Who in the world would buy a new iPad just to take it apart? Apparently the people at would. Thanks to an associate in Australia, they got their hands on a new iPad hours before anyone else in the world, and the first thing they did was crack it open to see what it's made of. And right after that, they tweeted about it:

The first legit-purchased, legit-owned iPad 3 is now also the first legit-opened iPad... in the world. 1 day ago via Tweetie for Mac ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

After they tweeted about it, they posted a whole slew of pictures and a video. Check out the video below.

And now the pictures. Warning, if you're a gadget lover with a weak stomach, some of these are a bit graphic. You might want to look away.

Tools of the trade

Turning up the heat

Removing the retina display

The A5X: Peekaboo!

The micro-SIM card

Okay, now who's going to put it back together?

So there you have it. That's what the inside of a new iPad looks like. If those graphic images didn't slake your thirst for iPad carnage, you can check out the rest of iFixit's teardown, where there are more photos and step-by-step instructions should you wish to take your own iPad apart (though you probably shouldn't).

Now all that's left to ask is, Will It Blend? The iPad 2 did...