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iFixit has an iPhone 12 in hand and is tearing it down live, providing a close-up look at the components inside. We've already seen several teardowns so there may not be much to learn, but iFixit's teardowns are always fun to watch.


After today's teardown, iFixit plans to provide a more in-depth teardown that will go through all of the components in the new devices.

Article Link: iFixit Tearing Down iPhone 12 Live on YouTube
 

GeoStructural

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I’m actually more curious about the scratch resistance given the anecdotal stories that the new screen develops scratches quickly.

The old one does too. iPhone screens scratch very easily, and this has been reported extensively. Granted it is not the glass itself but all the oleophobic/antireflex coating the put on it.
 

Relentless Power

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He makes an interesting point in the video about how the Galaxy phone really only takes a Philips driver to break down the entire phone, where as Apple devices are so complex with using different attachments, tri-point screws, making the repair more extensive for breakdown and reassembly.
 

now i see it

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Man - that was a scary struggle trying to get the screen off to get into the brand new phone. I think days of "oh just get another battery when the original wears out" may be coming to an end. Too risky trying to open it up. iPhone 12 now requires being baked in an oven before attempting screen removal.
 

Romelo23

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I hope this is not taken the wrong way but damn she’s is beautiful. I originally watched for the tear down, even though I already know all Apple products at this point are basically not repairable, but I kept watching just to see Kay Kay.
 

ackmondual

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I doubt it'll have a high score. Devices that have a lot of non-user replaceable parts tend to fall this way (mind you, not that there aren't trade offs)
 

Apple_Robert

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Man - that was a scary struggle trying to get the screen off to get into the brand new phone. I think days of "oh just get another battery when the original wears out" may be coming to an end. Too risky trying to open it up. iPhone 12 now requires being baked in an oven before attempting screen removal.
If my new mini ever needs work, off to Apple it goes. I will not take chances thinking “I can do that after watching a YT video.”
 

huges84

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So disappointing (but not surprising) to see all the comments about the female presenter’s looks. Anyone even commenting on her looks (even saying she’s cute) are creeps and part of the toxic masculinity problem. This is a technology video and website. The presenter’s appearance has NOTHING to do with that. If this were a male presenter there would have been zero comments about his looks. Keep your sexist comments to yourself.
 

okieoutwest

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These folks at iFixit make good content. It sounds like their audience is pretty toxic to them. I'm six minutes in, tons of apologies about timing, their voices, their teardown methods, even their attempt at having fun with the "oops" machine! Not that they'll see this, but I'm glad they stick with it and appreciate that *someone* does what they do.
 
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waveman

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16 Minutes just to open the phone?? 😴🤦‍♂️,..pros at work 🤣🤣🤣
This is to make the video long. It's good for the revenue from ads and so on. It'a about engaging user in their small talks, so they waste more time watching it, instead of jumping straight to the conclusion.
 
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