IFixit, the company that publishes free online repair guides for
consumer electronics, gives the new iPhone 5 a 7 out of 10 in terms of
Apple's reputation for building hard-to-fix devices
didn't dissuade people from ordering the iPhone 5, and it turns out
that's a good thing, the Christian Science Monitor said.
stripping Apple's newest handset down to the core, the gadget gurus
report that the iPhone 5 is actually easier to repair than the iPhone
It isn't all rainbows and sunshine, however.
The iPhone 5 continues Apple's tradition of using unorthodox pentalobe screw to lock down the outer case.
internal components are joined to a single ribbon cable, which increase
the cost of repair if just one of those components kick the bucket,
according to the Monitor Saturday.
That eye-popping Retina display
is another concern. "The front glass, digitizer, and LCD are all one
component, thereby increasing cost of repair," the iFixit team said.
the plus side, the front-to-back construction of the phone makes
removing the display incredibly easy and accessing the battery simple.
Previous iterations of the iPhone made removing those components a headache.
in all, it looks like the iPhone 5 is a winner inside and out as long
as you have a pentalobe screwdriver, that is, the Monitor added.
iPhone 5 unboxing