• iphone 14 far easier to repair than predecessors

    From Retrograde@fungus@amongus.com.invalid to comp.misc on Tue Sep 20 17:36:30 2022
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    From the «except for the pairing» department:
    Feed: Daring Fireball
    Title: iPhone 14 Is More Easily Repaired Than Previous iPhones
    Author: John Gruber
    Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2022 19:31:32 -0400
    Link: https://www.ifixit.com/News/64865/iphone-14-teardown

    Kyle Wiens, writing for iFixit:

    The best feature of the iPhone 14 is one that Apple didn’t tell you about. Forget satellite SOS and the larger camera, the headline is this: Apple has completely redesigned the internals of the iPhone 14 to make it easier to repair. It is not at all visible from the outside, but this is a big deal. It’s the most significant design change to the iPhone in a long time. The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max models still have the old architecture, so if you’re
    thinking about buying a new phone, and you want an iPhone that really lasts, you should keep reading. [...]

    Enter the iPhone 14. The back glass is simply secured with two screws and a single connector. Apple has seemingly used a slightly less aggressive
    adhesive, making opening it up a tad easier than screens of yore. And as a bonus, removing the exact same screws as the back glass gets you access to the screen. Just two screws, and both screen and back glass are immediately accessible. Incredible.

    This is a very clever design, and without question good news. The fact that this
    new design is exclusive to the non-pro iPhone 14 models also shows just how different they are from the iPhones 14 Pro. Not just different chips, cameras, and materials — altogether different hardware designs, too.
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