iFixit: iPhone 5 teardown shows it is easier to repair
By Loh Ving Sung GooglePlus
21 September 2012 – The inquisitive folks at iFixit went all the way to Australia to get their hands on a brand new iPhone 5 and did what they did best – tear it down.
They found it much easier to repair - scoring 7 out of 10 of out iFixit’s reparability scale. iFixit reports that the phone has a case that opens front to back, a pop-out ear speaker and a display assembly closer to the 3GS which all help making repairs easy.
Also, a common aliment affecting iPhones, its home button has an integrated metal support should give it a longer lifespan and replacing it easier. The phone are still secured by pentalobe screws, which are non-standard.
Inside iFixit confirms 1GHz RAM working in tandem with the A6 chip. And it has a 28nm Qualcomm MDM9615M chip that handles LTE, HSPA+, EV-Do Rev B and TD-SCMA connectivity. If you can’t get your hand on the iPhone 5 just yet, check out the teardown review video by iFixit.