The brand new iPhone 14 advantages from “unbelievable” repairability in line with one of many main authorities on the matter.
iFixit has accomplished its teardown of the usual iPhone 14 version and found eradicating the show and rear glass is solely a case of eradicating a few screws, disconnecting a few connectors, and eradicating just a little adhesive.
Apple briefly touched upon the improved repairability through the iPhone launch earlier this month, however didn’t fairly go into this degree of element. Nonetheless, it seems even newbie tinkerers received’t have a lot bother fixing these elements of the iPhone.
In its report, iFixit commented: “The again glass is solely secured with two screws and a single connector. Apple has seemingly used a barely much less aggressive adhesive, making opening it up a tad simpler than screens of yore. And as a bonus, eradicating the very same screws because the again glass will get you entry to the display. Simply two screws, and each display and again glass are instantly accessible. Unimaginable.”
It seems Apple’s redesign of the iPhone 14 chassis was far more vital than beforehand thought. Whereas the corporate has been criticised in some quarters, for utilizing the identical exterior design for the third straight technology, iFixit says the work on the within is a “dramatic rethinking of the telephone” with a brand new method that “impacts most features of the design”.
A part of it’s all the way down to a brand new steel midframe behind the display that’s the base for the interior parts. This helps the iPhone 14 keep the identical shock absorbing capabilities of its predecessor, taking the brunt of pressure distribution throughout the body and battery.
Apple has solely not too long ago began permitting iPhone customers to restore their very own gadgets and, though the parts and kits don’t supply a lot in the best way of financial aid in comparison with a typical restore, it does give customers extra company over their tech.
The convenience of repairability of the iPhone 14 suggests the scheme is extra than simply lip service to see off the considerations of right-to-repair laws pending in a number of nations.