The guys at iFixit has done it again with another round of tear down of the iPhone 5. While most might find the iPhone 5 design to be similar as the previous model, the assembly of the iPhone 5 is actually very different.
Instead of opening from the back to access the front, the iPhone 5 adopts a top down approach assembly. To remove the front glass, which is the more commonly replaced component, all you’ll need is a a pentalobe screwdriver and a suction cup to lift the glass. This is a remarkable improvement and definitely makes broken glass replacement fairly quick. According to iFixit, the iPhone 4S takes about 45 minutes to replace the front glass but it takes about 10-15 minutes to replace the glass on the iPhone 5.
Other discovery includes a slightly higher voltage battery at 3.8V (iPhone 4S: 3.7V) and it comes with 1,440mAh capacity. The durable iPhone 5 aluminium frame is surprisingly light, being only slightly heavier than the front glass.
Head after the break for the tear down review video. Visit iFixit for the full tear down guide.
Apple has just released its official ads for the iPhone 5. The first ad talks about the iPhone 5 perfect size using the thumb being able to reach all ends as an example. After all, the new iPhone 5 maintains the same width of 58.6mm as the iPhone 4/4S despite having a bigger screen. This is probably the best size for single handed operation when compared to its mammoth sized flagship rivals.
Head after the break for the rest of the iPhone 5 commercials that shows off its dimensions, panorama camera mode and the new EarPods
p/s Can’t help to think that the “Thumb” ad is Apple’s way of poking fun at Samsung’s “Designed for Humans” tagline for the Galaxy S III.
The iPhone 5 is officially available yesterday in the first wave countries. While most owners will be treating their new gadgets with utmost care, Android Authority has taken the honours of giving it a drop test together with the Samsung Galaxy S III.
Will the iPhone 5 with its supposed sturdier build withstand more impact than the iPhone 4? Is the Galaxy S III tougher than a iPhone 5? Watch the video above to find out.
The next question is, will it blend?
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