I do not know how Apple got the rep as a touchy-feely hip green company. I really do not:
As part of iFixit’s ritualistic dismemberment of the third-generation iPad, the team discovered that, like its predecessor, the device is not only made up almost entirely of its battery: it’s also difficult to repair and to recycle. Though Apple’s engineering and design teams have created a thin and seamless device, their reliance on glue and difficult-to-separate components belies Apple’s goal of creating “green” products.
And according to iFixit CEO Kyle Wiens, the iPad 3 scores a lowly 2 on a 10-point scale for repairability.
“While the new iPad’s design is essentially the same as the iPad 2, which we gave a repairability score of 4, we’ve learned a lot about the design since then,” Wiens told Ars via e-mail. “The adhesive on the front glass is extremely difficult to remove without damaging the glass, making repair and end-of-life recycling very difficult. Therefore, we are awarding the new iPad an abysmal 2 out of 10, and retroactively dropping the repairability score of the iPad 2 to a 2 as well.”