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- Jul 27, 2011
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Apple's brand new iPhone 6 is out and making waves as it sells like wildfire around the globe. Of course, that means something special will occur for all of us tech-heads who love to see the innards of the latest mobile hardware: teardowns! The folks at iFixit are one of the best at this particular brand of technological surgery. Here's what they had to say about the iPhone 6's repairability,
- That's all folks. The iPhone 6 earned a respectable seven out of ten. Here's why:
- Continuing the trend from the iPhone 5 series, the display assembly comes out of the phone first, simplifying screen repairs.
- The battery is straightforward to access. Removing it requires a proprietary pentalobe screwdriver and knowledge of the adhesive removal technique, but is not difficult.
- The fingerprint sensor cable has been re-routed, fixing a significant repairability issue with the iPhone 5s and making the phone much safer to open. (On the 5s, the cable is easily torn if a user is not careful while opening the phone.)
- The iPhone 6 still uses proprietary Pentalobe screws on the exterior, requiring a specialty screwdriver to remove.
- Apple does not share repair information for the iPhone 6 with independent repair shops or consumers.