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Thread: iPhone 5 - gonna be too easy to repair?

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    Default iPhone 5 - gonna be too easy to repair?
    From what I can see, the display comes out through the front this time. Much like the 3GS.

    Will it be too easy to repair? Because its so (presumably) easy, will Apple replace them inhouse?

    It will most definitely most likely be LCD/digitizer as one so the part will be pretty expensive at first.

    I'm just looking to get thoughts from other techs.

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    I doubt it will be easy to repair given the thinness of the device. There will most likely be a lot of adhesive and very delicate cables to deal with similar to an iPod. Probably (but I hope not) even some soldering to do. And I hate soldering. But given how thin it is I am assuming there will be things to solder inside. I'm thinking this will be the hardest one to do (even worse than the original which I think is the hardest.)
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    Hate soldering. Can't wait til iFixIt get's a hold of one, they are usually one of the first people to break devices down. Hoping this doesn't kill my side business, that's for sure lol. There will still be plenty of iPhone 4/4S out there, but still.

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    From the looks of all the leaked parts and the picture of the board that they showed in the keynote, I don't believe there will be any soldering...

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    Oh god no, The iphone 5 is most likely going to be the hardest. It's so tiny and lots of more hardware. I've seen a inside video of the 5, It's a MESS.

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    I go back and forth ill let you know when I get mine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowboy View Post
    I go back and forth ill let you know when I get mine
    Lol ditto. I'll be taking it apart in a week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowboy View Post
    I go back and forth ill let you know when I get mine
    No need. I'll be taking apart my own.

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    That doesn't look like the biggest mess...
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    There isn't any ribbons or anything in that pic
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    Just the frame and logic board in there. Could be a mess with everything else installed
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    One think is clear will not be cool to do with these one be able to see much
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowboy View Post
    One think is clear will not be cool to do with these one be able to see much
    Was that English?

    Yeah there's no ribbons but take a gander at the leaked LCD assembly images. Weird, the connectors fit right in the same spot as in that picture. I'm sure they aren't gonna stray TOO far from the current design.

    Basically it looks like everything's flipped around this time. But what do I know?! I'm just putting 2 and 2 together. Apparently that equals 5. No pun intended.

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    One thing is clear conversions won't be cool or popular with the iPhone 5

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    Lol driving and on MMi, that's dedication.

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    Hey guys, looks like focussupply already has some parts up... think its safe to order this early just to get a head start and stock up or should I wait?
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    Definitely wait. Internal parts aren't going to go bad anytime soon and even if they do they'll be covered under warranty for a year. External parts are going to break but the parts are going to be too expensive right now. Atleast in my opinion.
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    Yup saw just plain white and black screen replacements for 165+
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    Quote Originally Posted by iRevival View Post
    Definitely wait. Internal parts aren't going to go bad anytime soon and even if they do they'll be covered under warranty for a year. External parts are going to break but the parts are going to be too expensive right now. Atleast in my opinion.
    All I see is $$$ signs in my future.

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    Same here. Best selling iPhone. Definitely gonna be a popular repair. 😃
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