iPhone 5S gets the traditional teardown treatment

Sep 19 2013, 11:28pm CDT | by , in News | Apple

iPhone 5S gets the traditional teardown treatment

Eager to tear apart the iPhone 5S, the folks over at iFixit rushed to do what now appears to be a traditional teardown of the latest and possibly the best phone to date.

Using a specialized screwdriver set meant to crack open phones that are protected by pentalobular screws, iFixit successfully pried the iPhone 5S with the help of a suction cup. And alas! They were immiediately welcomed by a cable that connected to the Touch ID sensor in the home button.

The team notes that pulling the front panel too hard might accidentally break the cable. On the battery side, they noted that it lacked a pull-tab, making it difficult to remove. The battery appears to be glued generously as well.

When it came to the camera, the back iSight had the label DNL333 41WGRF 4W61W. They believe the DNL marks on the camera module are consitent with the ones from Sony.


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