The traditional iFixit iPhone teardown is here.
The iFixit team is tearing down the iPhone 7 Plus in the high quality fashion we are used from the repair shop over the years. iFixit is not first with an iPhone 7 Plus teardown, but now we can see every component in great detail.
The big differences between the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 7 Plus are the dual lens camera, lack of 3.5mm headphone jack, larger battery and the waterproof design. The teardown shows in detail a small black plastic piece that is placed instead of the headphone jack. It covers the space between the larger Taptic engine and the bottom speaker holes. The piece is designed to let audio waves in and out without letting water inside the electronic components.
The iPhone 7 Plus battery is rated at 3.82V and 11.1Wh of energy, for a total of 2900mAh. This is a slight upgrade over the 2750mAh (3.8 V, 10.45 Wh) of the 6s Plus, but still a step down from 11.1Wh, 2915mAh cell found in the 6 Plus.
Highlights of the iPhone 7 Plus teardown
- The battery is rated at 3.82 V and 2900 mAh, for a total of 11.1 Wh, a slight upgrade over the 10.45 Wh (3.8 V, 2750 mAh) of the 6s Plus, and on par with the 11.1 Wh, 2915 mAh cell found in the 6 Plus.
- The iPhone 7 Plus opens from the side—like a book. It’s still fastened with tabs at the top and Pentalobe screws at the bottom, but you’ve got to cut through hefty adhesive and swing right to open—think micro iPad.
- We discovered never-before-seen (in an iPhone) tri-point Y00 screws guarding all the usual repair suspects: battery, display, home button, and more.
- The iPhone 7 Plus wins some (modularity and durability) and loses some (uncommon screws and extra adhesive), but all in all nets an iPhone standard 7-out-of-10 on our repairability scale.
See the complete iFixit teardown of the iPhone 7 Plus here.
The iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 7 are going on sale today. The iPhone 7 Plus is sold out. Only customers who have pre-ordered an iPhone 7 Plus will be able to get one on launch day. More iPhone 7 News.