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iPhone X earns a surprising repair score from iFixit

by Danny Zepeda | November 4, 2017November 4, 2017 6:00 am PST

The iPhone X is Apple’s most premium iPhone to date, but it is still just as easy to repair as any iPhone.

iFixIt published its teardown of the iPhone X, and it earned a surprisingly solid repairability score of 6. That matches the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus’ score and tops the score of 4 for the Galaxy S8 (and Note 8).

Taking the iPhone X apart is just like any other iPhone; you start by unscrewing the two screws flanking the Lightning port. From here, you’ll have to slowly pry the display apart with a suction cup. Once off, the display will still be connected via two ribbons, so you’ll have to be extra careful not to tear them.

One of the main compartments that is accessible right away is the dual camera module that’s secured to the rear with adhesive. After removing a few other parts, including the logic board, you get to the all new dual-cell 2,716mAh battery.

Next will be removing various parts like the True Depth camera, Taptic engine and Lightning port before you get to the wireless charging pad on the back.

Overall, the removing all the parts from the iPhone X is not any harder than the iPhone 8, hence the same repair score from iFixIt. Given how expensive it is to repair the iPhone X, it’s good to know you can do some repairs yourself.

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Danny Zepeda

Born and raised in Southern California, Danny grew up on a steady diet Pixar, Star Wars and Steven Spielberg movies. Unbeknownst to him, this was...

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