iFixit SE tear down in progress

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Retired Cat, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. Retired Cat macrumors 65816

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    https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPhone+SE+Teardown/60902

    The post only seems partially completed, because as of my typing this, they only get to detaching the display.

    Interesting stuff:

    Display panel is plug-n-play compatible with a 5s display.

    TouchID cable is still in same place, so separating the display from the unibody requires some caution.
     
  2. asleep macrumors 68040

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    Here's a completed teardown from another group...

     
  3. Carmenia83 macrumors 6502

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    Well, that explains the 1.2mp front camera, Gen 1 Touch ID, and same contrast ratio as the 5s, doesn't it?
     
  4. Andres Cantu, Mar 31, 2016
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    Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    But how does it explain the iPod touch 5th generation having the same FaceTime HD camera as the iPhone 5 (smaller pixels than the iPhone 5s's) yet the iPod touch 6th generation having the one from the iPhone 6 (which has a larger f/2.2 aperture) if both iPod touches also have the same screen?

    My guess is that Apple didn't have enough f/2.2 1.2MP FaceTime HD cameras for the SE, since the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, iPad mini 4, and iPad Air 2 all use it. Would have been nice for it to get the second-best camera rather than the third.
     
  5. Carmenia83 macrumors 6502

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    That or they had a lot of 5s display assemblies left over lol
     

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