Dual batteries, layered logic boards revealed in iPhone X teardown

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  • Reply 21 of 24
    SoliSoli Posts: 8,977member
    An amazing example of manufacturing and design to cram so much into a phone. And despite all this still scoring a respectable 6 out of 10.
    It's an amazing repairability score for such an advanced device that goes even further to compact components, and offers an IP67 rating. As we typically see with Apple's engineering, they push the envelope to develop something better (like water resistance or compatibility), which can negatively affect the score for a year or two, but then we see that their expert engineering also leads to bringing the repairability back up to reasonable standards for both Apple techs and tech savvy DIYers.

    iFixit is very fair with their ratings, and I think that a 6/10 shows that's the case. Hell, other vendors aren't even putting access screws to allow the case to be open, but instead just using glue. Additionally, I think Apple is benefiting users for the potential of a display being cracked by mounting the Face ID components onto the main case, not the display.
    edited November 2017 watto_cobra
  • Reply 22 of 24
    SoliSoli Posts: 8,977member
    cali said:
    Tech tear-down porn. How many new iPhones are lost to people who profit from destroying them to promote their websites, YouTube channels (amateur "drop tests") and the like?
    And it's usually some snarky sarcastic anti-Apple exaggeration. "Look the iPhone screen breaks because it's glass" and idiots regurgitate that crap even in real life. I've heard sheep repeat "iPhones break easily" and "the iPhone glass screen breaks".
    Remember when Apple using Corning's Gorilla Glass instead of plastic was one of the complaints against the original iPhone and even a conspiracy theory that Apple did it to force people to buy replacements more frequently.
    caliwatto_cobra
  • Reply 23 of 24
    calicali Posts: 3,495member
    Soli said:
    cali said:
    Tech tear-down porn. How many new iPhones are lost to people who profit from destroying them to promote their websites, YouTube channels (amateur "drop tests") and the like?
    And it's usually some snarky sarcastic anti-Apple exaggeration. "Look the iPhone screen breaks because it's glass" and idiots regurgitate that crap even in real life. I've heard sheep repeat "iPhones break easily" and "the iPhone glass screen breaks".
    Remember when Apple using Corning's Gorilla Glass instead of plastic was one of the complaints against the original iPhone and even a conspiracy theory that Apple did it to force people to buy replacements more frequently.
    Sounds familiar.

    It's very annoying when people claim Apple's glass breaks easier and dismiss every other knockoff for using the same supplier.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 24 of 24
    fallenjtfallenjt Posts: 3,976member
    Soli said:
    I find every part of the ifixit reviews helpful except the obsolete “repairability” score. I’m never going to risk a user repair when the geniuses can do it under warranty, LOL. 
    And when the warranty has expired or one has broken the display that isn't covered under the factory warranty?
    I still pay the Genius Bar to do that. I can live with $250 repair for a $1000 phone. Diy for such expensive device is dumb regardless what skills you have. 
    watto_cobra
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