The iPad Air was released in November of last year, and already people have begun to ask us questions about how to repair the iPad Air screen. So we found an iPad Air with a broken screen, then we took the time repair it! You can see the video of that iPad Air repair here.
Thoughts on the iPad Air Screen Repair
After completing our first screen repair on the iPad Air last December, we definitely think the repair is doable for the savvy tinkerer. The iPad Air was given a repairability score of 2 / 10 by iFixit – For comparison, the iPad 2, iPad 3, & iPad 4 were all given the same low repairability score of 2 / 10 – but we think the repair can be completed successfully if you know what to watch out for!
In some ways the iPad Air is actually an easier repair than the iPad 2 & the Retina iPad 3 or 4. For example:
In other ways the iPad Air is a more difficult repair than previous iPad generations. Examples:
Overall we have come to find the iPad Air Screen Repair to be much less danger prone than screen repairs for the iPad 2 & the iPad mini. Though only a little bit easier than screen repairs for the Retina iPad 3 & 4. So the exciting news is that while the iPad Air is still a difficult repair, we have found it to be less damage prone than any other previous iPad model. On a side note, basically the iPad Air is just a bigger version of the Retina iPad mini, in more ways than just outer appearance.
Expert iPad Air Repair Companies
If after viewing the iPad Air Screen Repair Guide you decide not to do the repair on you own, we have a preferred repair center that specializes in iPad repairs – MTech Repair. Or learn more about your iPad screen repair options here.