iFixit teardown reveals precisely what changed the iPhone 7’s headset port

Because it does each year, device fix website iFixit is placing all Apple’s new devices through the teardown procedure. This season, the website is ripping along the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and Apple Watch 2. As usual, Apple leaves some specifics concerning the internals of its new devices a solution, but iFixit has the capacity to determine several of those strategies using its teardowns…

In its iPhone 7 Plus teardown, iFixit records of the comparable teardown procedure to prior iPhone versions. The traditional Pentalobe screws continue to be there, while there continue to be two today-accustomed screws protecting each aspect of the Lightning connection. One fascinating bit is the fact that the iPhone 7 Plus starts aside whenever you take away the display, as viewed below. This change, iFixit notices, is probably associated with the brand new water-resistance function.

Concerning the headset port elimination, the Taptic Motor is trying out nearly all the area where the connection was located, but curiously there’s-a basic plastic bumper where the particular cutout was previously. This implies that, as the Taptic Motor was area of the reason behind Apple to get rid of the headset port, the capability to create the iPhone water-resistant was likely equally significant.

So far as the battery moves, the iPhone 7 Plus includes a somewhat bigger battery than its predecessor. The iPhone 6 Plus highlighted a 2750mAh battery, while this season’s-model includes a 2915mAh battery.

Another highlight of the iPhone 7 Plus is its new double-camera setup, which iFixit claims “nearly” causes it to be worth the notorious camera bundle:

The improved cameras nearly ensure it is worth the larger outside camera bundle—today included in the framework in another alleged waterproofing/dirt-fighting strategy.

For that Apple Watch, iFixit has only began its teardown therefore there’s very little to determine however. The website records, nevertheless, the teardown procedure hasbeen created somewhat simpler due to new ZIF connectors.

iFixit hasn’t yet began its teardown of the 4.7-inch design.

We’ll proceed to update this article whilst the teardown procedure advances. Meanwhile, check out several pictures in the procedure below.

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