iFixit announces a repairability index of 7 out of 10. A score that would not be shared with the other models in the series.
While Apple announced last April that it would allow self-repair of its smartphones, the manufacturer would have decided to go even further in terms of repairability. According iFixithe would have decided to make it easier for the technicians and to preserve the wallet of the users in a certain way.
A completely redesigned internal design
According to the smartphone repair specialist, the Cupertino group has profoundly revised the design of its new iPhone 14. However, if it highlighted multiple technological advances during its keynote, it passed over this point in silence. essential.
Until then, to modify a component located at the back such as the glass or the photo sensors, repairers had to go through the front of the iPhone, which greatly complicated the task and slowed down the procedure during this type of repair. interventions.
On the iPhone 14, the American manufacturer has provided a rear opening, which therefore greatly helps repairers. But the changes don’t stop there. A metal frame has also been added in the center to distinguish the front and rear parts of the smartphone.
iFixit congratulates Apple for this major development: “ Just two screws, and the screen and rear glass are immediately accessible. Unbelievable“.
A never-before-recorded repairability index
iFixit states that according to them, ” this is the most significant redesign of the iPhone since the X. It’s hard to underestimate the magnitude of the change“.
That’s why the company gave the repairability score of 7 out of 10 for the iPhone 14. Unfortunately, such conclusions do not apply to the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. The latter do not benefit from the new internal design, which is then limited according to iFixit to only the standard and Plus versions.
Perhaps such changes will generalize to the entire iPhone 15 series.
Pending their arrival, owners of iPhone 14 and 14 Plus will potentially be able to take advantage of lower repair prices, which will offset the higher prices applied to this new generation of smartphones.