iFixit finds Apple iPhone 14 Professional stepping again to the previous
Highlights for iFixit embody the Snapdragon X65 Satellite tv for pc Communicator (the brand new iPhone is able to satellite tv for pc comms). They discover that Apple has switched to Qualcomm’s newest 5G modem as opposed to different in-house produced 5G modem.
Additionally they benefit from the empty area (within the US mannequin) the place the SIM card would sit, and speculate a MicroSD card can be an ideal resident for the vacant spot…
The ultimate repairability rating? Nicely, to grasp this, additionally, you will have to learn iFixit’s teardown of the sibling-phone, the non-Professional iPhone 14. This reveals that Apple has fully redesigned its flagship system from the within out, to good impact.
“This redesign seems to have been made with the aim of creating the iPhone – a very powerful shopper digital in the marketplace – extra repairable. The iFixit teardown finds that the iPhone 14 is probably the most repairable iPhone in half a decade.”
The latest Professional cellphone, nonetheless, sticks to the older, less-green structure.
“At 6 out of 10 these Professionals aren’t horrible, however you’ll need to use a case to guard that costly rear glass. We’re sustaining the identical scores because the 13 Professional fashions, however with the newfound certainty that Apple is aware of the way to do higher.”
Their last ideas additionally cowl the overall repairability of Apple telephones, and the way – they are saying – iPhone restore is declining.
“However Apple has thrown up a wide range of limitations to impartial restore. Their entrepreneurs don’t need anybody to know that the cellphone can break. Their servicers need you to stay to the Genius Bar. And, most damning of all, their enterprise individuals need to tie each single half to the system, requiring permission from the mothership for probably the most fundamental of repairs.”
You may learn the complete teardown on the iFixit web site.
However in fact, I’m an Android man, anyway….