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  • IPhone 5 iFixit Tear Down Already Under Way


    Only a few hours have passed since Apple’s iPhone 5 launched in Australia and iFixit has already nearly finished their teardown of the iPhone 5.

    The iDevice tear down experts have already declared the iPhone 5 much easier to take apart than the iPhone 4S.

    "Compare this to the iPhone 4s, where it took 38 steps to isolate the display assembly, and this iPhone may be the most repairable iPhone we've seen in a while,"— iFixit.
    The familiar pentalobe screws are still present, and all the expected fixins including a larger battery, A6 processor, Qualcom LTE chip are present. However, oddly enough Apple has changed their vibration motor from the “quieter and less annoying linear oscillating vibrator” to the old rotational with counterweight motor.




    The iPhone 5 back case is also incredibly light. The aluminum back case with a number of components still attached to it only weighs slightly more than the glass back of the iPhone 4S. Impressive.

    More when the tear down is complete.

    Source: iFixit
    This article was originally published in forum thread: IPhone 5 iFixit Tear Down Already Under Way started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 25 Comments
    1. The6uest's Avatar
      The6uest -
      They finished the tear down and it's quite impressive! It's good to know that it's easier to fix than the iPhone 4 and 4S.

      Quote Originally Posted by d_animality View Post
      just wondering.. is there any improvement to the back camera of this iPhone 5 compare to iPhone 4S? i know the front camera did..
      It's still 8 MP but they improved the low light performance and it has 40% faster image capture.
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Quote Originally Posted by The6uest View Post
      They finished the tear down and it's quite impressive! It's good to know that it's easier to fix than the iPhone 4 and 4S.



      It's still 8 MP but they improved the low light performance and it has 40% faster image capture.
      And the saturation is better so colors are gonna be brighter
    1. buttrr76's Avatar
      buttrr76 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mrteacup View Post
      Personally I think adding more ram than that is sorta ridiculous it's not like you are going to do hd video editing etc. one gig will do a great job!
      acutally if the phone records video in hd and you use the apple movie app you can edit the hd video... so you would be editing hd video
    1. kickerman65's Avatar
      kickerman65 -
      Quote Originally Posted by flash66 View Post
      LOL! Yeah ummm, that's just what I'll do to my new 5 when it gets here... Crack it open.

      The video isn't good enough for ya?
      Not really. But i repair iDevices on the side so this kind of stuff is what keeps people like us ticking
    1. 929's Avatar
      929 -
      nice to see the screen is easy to remove similar to the 3G/S almost.