Apple’s iPhone 14 could not look like the greatest improve by the firm whenever you put it subsequent to its predecessor, the iPhone 13, given each the telephones are powered by a model of the identical chipset and a near-identical design. While Apple did level out upgrades like satellite tv for pc connectivity help, one other essential change in the iPhone 14 is the telephone’s repairability, and we expect folks aren’t speaking about it sufficient.
Apple’s iPhones in latest years have all had physique designs that have been reportedly very arduous and sophisticated to repair. However, a brand new iFixit video reveals that the detachable glass again of the iPhone 14 is a key differentiator when it comes to repairs.
The again glass is simpler to take away and fasten, and therefore, is additionally simple to change in case you crack the again of your telephone. This additionally means anybody repairing the telephone has simpler entry to the internals of the telephone in contrast to earlier iPhone variations.
You nonetheless get the identical inflexible construction from the iPhone 13 thanks to the metallic body, together with key adjustments that have been launched in final yr’s iPhone 13 design. This consists of elements like the earpiece and entrance digital camera array, which at the moment are far more accessible once they want to get replaced.
Not all good news for DIY repair fanatics(*14*)
In case you purchase the iPhone 14 and sadly drop and break it, you should nonetheless get Apple’s personal Self-Service-Repair elements, and Apple nonetheless requires customers to activate elements after set up. This could also be a letdown for anybody attempting to repair the telephone, however the silver lining is that changing the components themselves is simpler with the iPhone 14.