The specialists of iFixit in the quest to evaluate the maintainability of the new iPhone 8 arrived in Sydney (Australia), which started sales of the new products from Apple. As a result of disassembling and analyzing the components of the iPhone 8, it was rated 6 out of 10 balls that the unit worse the ability to repair the iPhone 7 and iPhone 6 already for 7 points. However, the iPhone 8 is far better than that of the closest competitors: Samsung Galaxy Note 8, shown in the tests of iFixit four points and Essential Phone, “gleaming”.
During disassembly, traditionally began with the x-ray mobile x-ray, iFixit concluded that the internal design of the new model is almost identical to the arrangement of the components in the iPhone 7. Removing the front face with a display, the experts reached the battery, the capacity of which amounted in 1821 mAh, which is less than the “seven” from 1960 mAh.
The Lightning port inside was painted in gold color, the color of the main body. Perhaps the developers iPhone 8 used a special plastic with high thermal conductivity, which helps to avoid overheating the device during wireless charging.
When disassembling six-layer rear glass was slightly dented metal frame. The complicated process of dismantling the rear surface, as well as the difficulty to access some detail and led to lower estimates of maintainability of the iPhone 8. At the same time, iFixit noted that the most common smartphones user changes the battery or the display, and the data components in the iPhone 8 change without problems. Also noted was a good case rigidity and build quality.
However, according to the new rates, the replacement front glass panel decorated with superior warranties AppleCare+ will cost just $30 at that time, as a replacement rear window $100. For a complete replacement you will have to pay $350 for the iPhone 8 and $400 for the iPhone 8 Plus, that is almost half the original cost of a smartphone. Note that the above-mentioned formal insurance does not cover all cases of replacement of the rear window. Therefore, even if for it to shell out the extra $130, there’s a chance that the replacement rear window will have to pay $350.
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