Keep in mind this is purely a REPAIRABILITY score, not a review of the engineering quality, usability, or a reflection on its performance-to-weight ratio. I think the Retina iPad Mini is a terrific product and hands down is better in all other categories (build quality, performance/weight, software ecosystem, battery life, etc.) when compared to it's competitors. I wouldn't let a low iFixIt repairability score deter me from purchasing the product, but would certainly, based on this teardown, think twice about attempting a repair on it myself. In fact, after reading this (and other iFixIt Apple product teardowns), I would consider spending a little extra on the AppleCare warranty to avoid making a complete mess of a well constructed (but hard to repair) device.