Shipping part (left) vs. FCC part (right)

iFixit did a teardown of the 3G iPad and found that it is mostly the same as the FCC submission Apple provided a month ago.  The only difference is that Apple has unlabeled some of the Infineon chips in the 3G module as you can see in the image above.

Some additional remarks from iFixit:

  1. The immediate visible difference is the inclusion of a black plastic RF window on top of the iPad for better antenna reception.
  2. The black RF window significantly changes the opening procedure. You cannot start separating the display using the notches on the top (

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