Our friends at iFixit have once again graciously given us permission to excerpt the results of its teardowns. Here's the iPhone 5s.
This time, iFixit literally went the extra mile by traveling to Australia to conduct the teardown. "An iPhone release means a trip to the future," the team says on its website. "The iFixit teardown crew has traveled 17 hours forward in time to get the iPhone 5s early."
iFixit went to Australia to conduct its iPhone 5s
teardown, with the help of Macfixit Australia.
In the past, iFixit has given Apple iPad products bad ratings for built-in obsolescence. The iPhones have fared better, as did the 5s shown here. The iFixit repairability rating is 6 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair). Fighting the good fight against planned obsolescence, iFixit developed the set of tools it uses in its teardowns (and, of course, offers them for purchase).
Look through these photos and follow the links to iFixit's full teardown to see more detail.
The iPhone 5S prior to teardown.
One…Three…G…Three…G again…S!…Four…Four again!…And another S!… Five!…S!…Five?!…C!
Thankfully Apple is in the technology business, not the education business. We can only imagine how jumbled pre-school students' ABCs and 123s would be if they were taught in Cupertino.
Crazy nomenclature aside, we were anxious to bite into this latest piece of phone fruit. So anxious, in fact, that we sent one of our own to the land down-under to get one.
Join us as we dissect the latest iPhone.