New 9.7-inch iPad 5 Features-Parts Compatibility
Features a brighter 9.7-inch Retina® display and best-in-class performance at its most affordable price ever, starting at $329 (US). Designed for unmatched portability and ease of use, along with incredible performance and all-day battery life.
Bright Retina display with over 3.1 million pixels for stunning pictures and videos, and is enclosed in a sturdy yet thin aluminum unibody enclosure weighing just one pound for great portability and durability. The Apple-designed A9 chip with 64‑bit desktop-class architecture delivers fast processing and graphics performance for apps and games.
The front- and back-facing cameras offer exceptional low-light performance and HD video recording, making it fun and easy to FaceTime® using the large Retina display as a viewfinder.
Ultrafast wireless means connecting with iPad is quick and easy, and support for LTE cellular bands worldwide helps customers stay connected when traveling.2 Apple SIM makes it even easier to connect to wireless data plans right from your device when traveling in more than 140 countries and regions.
iPad comes with iOS 10, which brings more expressive and animated ways to communicate in Messages, new ways to use Siri® with your favorite apps, beautifully redesigned Maps, Photos, Apple Music® and News, and the new Home app, which lets you simply and securely set up, manage and control your home all in one place.
iPad 5 PARTS COMPATIBILITY, these parts are compatible or somewhat compatible with either the Air 1 or Air 2 as designated below with some compatibility notes:
Digitizer—Air 1—Digitizers/front glass panels are the most commonly damaged components, so it’s good to see that this part is already available at a reasonable price.
LCD–Kind of–An iPad 5 LCD will work in an iPad Air 1 (and actually give it a brightness boost). An Air 1 LCD in an iPad 5 also works, but the display was very dim (~200 nits versus an expected ~440 nits). And the left edge had weird backlight bleed.
Headphone Jack–Air 1–Fits and functions perfectly. The only weirdness is that the press connector has a loop of tape securing it to the logic board, and to disconnect this connector you must rip the tape.
Rear-Facing Camera–Air 2–Fits and functions perfectly.
Battery–Air 1–Untested, but they have the same model number and the same specs.
Microphone Assembly–Air 1–Fits and functions perfectly, although most replacement parts are missing the foam over the microphone that supports the front-facing camera.
Left Antenna–Air1–Didn’t fully install this part, but tested its functionality by connecting to a Wi-Fi network, and it looks like it will fit without issues.
Adhesive Strips–Air 1–Lined them up and they fit the iPad 5’s rear enclosure nicely.
iPad 5 PARTS that are not COMPATIBLE with the Air 1 or Air 2: Home Button + Bracket, Front-Facing Camera, Volume and Power Buttons.
Information for this post was taken from Apple Press Release on March 21, 2017, follow this link for additional information.
The iPad5 parts compatibility information is based on an article by Evan Noronha.