Internally, the iPhone 14 is a completely new device and much easier to repair.
At first glance, anyone could think that the iPhone 14 and iPhone 13 are practically the same, their design has hardly changed externally. However, there is a very important internal change that according to discovered iFixit This is a huge improvement in terms of repairability.
The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus are the early iPhone models that can be opened from the back of the device since the iPhone 4S. This means that both the screen and the back glass can be separated from the body of the device, making repairs much simpler.
This is so important that it should have been Apple’s big announcement: the iPhone has been redesigned from the inside out to make it easier to repair. Kyle Wiens, CEO of iFixit.
The redesign of the iPhone 14 is great news
Since the return of glass design with the iPhone X, rear glass repair has always been a problem. To disassemble the device we had to remove the screen and we could access all the components, but the rear glass was part of the body of the device. Making repairs to this glass cost a great deal of money.
This ends with the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, since both the screen and the rear glass can be separated without major problems for replacement.
The best feature of the iPhone 14 is one that Apple didn’t tell you about. Forget satellite SOS and bigger camera, the headline is this: Apple has completely redesigned the inside of the iPhone 14 to make it easier to repair. It’s not entirely visible from the outside, but this is a big deal. It’s the most significant design change to the iPhone in a long time.
Unfortunately, this new design has not been implemented in the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, which causes the repair cost to skyrocket. While Repairing the rear glass of the iPhone 14 Pro costs 599 euros in the Apple Store, that of the iPhone 14 costs only 199a drastic reduction.
The new metal frame supporting the structure required a complete internal redesign, as well as RF rethinking and an effective doubling of its protective perimeter. In other words, Apple has gone back to the drawing board and redesigned the internals of the iPhone to make it easier to repair.
It is certainly a very important change and one that is probably responsible for the iPhone 14 are slightly thicker than the iPhone 13. Something almost imperceptible but that hid a great secret.