iFixit SE tear down in progress

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

  1. Retired Cat macrumors 65816

    Jun 12, 2013

    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


    Sep 26, 2007
    Here's a completed teardown from another group...

  3. Carmenia83 macrumors 6502

    Feb 25, 2012
    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
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2016

    Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

    Andres Cantu

    May 31, 2015
    Rio Grande Valley in South Texas
    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

    Feb 25, 2012
    That or they had a lot of 5s display assemblies left over lol

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