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Posted on September 21, 2012
Break it down! iPhone 5
We here at http://www.fix-iphones.com know that everyone has been itching to get their hands on the iPhone 5. And the thing we like to do most as soon as we get one is to take it apart! Our favorite part of the whole process is to break it down, and see what makes the little guy run. We love to see all of those shiny guts and innards of this machine, and here is what we found.
iPhone 5 Take Apart Video
In this iPhone 5 Breakdown video, you will see that the LCD digitizer and glass are all actually one piece now. This makes for much faster and easier repairs. Is Apple trying to take it easy on itself for its one-year, under-warranty fixes? Or, alternatively, could this be an extremely elegant design solution for a new and totally redesigned phone? Can’t it be both?
The other major feature of note? This iPhone 5 breakdown video shows that the vibrate motor has returned yet again to the old faithful model of the iPhone 3G and 4, abandoning the design and specs of the motor from the iPhone 4S. Just as we predicted in previous posts, Apple is reviving a lot of the earlier design choices from the iPhone 3G models. And we’re ok with that. We think that the design choices, given the limited space available with the larger battery requirements (to work on LTE) these were pretty smart solutions. Indeed, why did they change them in the first place? It’s almost as though the Apple iPhone was evolving in one direction (that of the 4S) and decided to backtrack and relive successes of previous iterations.
So there’s your first look at an iPhone 5 breakdown. We hope you enjoyed seeing all of the fancy new bits and bobs just as much as we did. What’s your favorite part of the redesign? Let us know in the comments.
Curtis is a tech expert and go to guy for fix-iphones.com.