Maintainability of the iPhone 8 by just one point lower than the iPhone 7
Specialists iFixit got to the iPhone 8, disassembled and evaluated its maintainability. The process was captured on video, so that we can mention only the most important details..
The procedure of the disassembly is a little different from that which applies in the case of the previous model. .
The battery has really become less: 1821 mAh vs 1960 mAh of the iPhone 7. Why Apple refuses to put in their smartphone more capacious battery, we can only guess..
On the motherboard located SoC Apple 339S00434 A11 Bionic combined with memory SK Hynix H9HKNNNBRMMUUR 2 GB LPDDR4, Qualcomm Snapdragon MDM9655 X16 LTE, NFC NXP 80V18 adapter, adapter wireless interfaces Apple/USI 170804 339S00397 and other components. The printed circuit Board itself or identical to that installed in the iPhone 7, or has very minor differences..
The rear glass is held by a large number of glue, but to dismantle it without damage..
In the end, the novelty earned for the maintainability of six points, one point less than the iPhone 7. The advantages of the device recorded a relatively simple procedure for replacing screen and battery and, interestingly, the presence of wireless charging, as the Lightning port will be subjected to smaller loads.
By cons or controversial points related to the presence of seals that complicate repair, four different types of screws, the difficulty of replacing the rear glass and the complexity of the dismantling of the components located in the bottom of the phone..