Celebrating the tenth anniversary of the original iPhone, iFixit have done a roundup of all the iPhone teardowns they have done over a decade.
Ironically, unlike other devices from Apple and devices from other OEMs like Samsung whose repairability scores keep going down with every passing year, the repairability score of iPhones have actually increased over the years. While the original iPhone got a repairability score of 2/10, the more recent iPhone 7 got a respectable score of 7/10. Except for the original iPhone, every other iPhone launched by Apple has managed to score a repairability score of either 6 or 7.
The teardown photos also show how the components have gotten more compact over time despite packing in more chips and the phones themselves getting thinner.
Do make sure to hit the source link below to see how the iPhone has changed internally since its original launch in 2007 to the iPhone 7 in 2016.
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