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WATCH: iPhone 8 glass back may be most difficult part to replace

/ 03:54 PM September 24, 2017

iPhone 8 glass back. Image: Apple official website

Gadget repair and how-to website iFixit tore down the iPhone 8 and found that its glass back may be the most difficult part to replace, as shown in a video uploaded on the site’s YouTube channel.

iFixit discovered that the glass back was thoroughly attached to the wireless charging pad. Accessing the wireless charging pad required taking apart the hole iPhone 8. With the iPhone X also sporting a glass back and wireless charging, it may also suffer from the same dilemma.

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On the other hand, the speaker in the video noted that replacing the retina display panel and battery would be easier than in the iPhone 7. She also mentioned how the iPhone 8 was relatively easy to take apart, thanks to the choice of screws used to hold the components together.

The rest of the teardown delved into the various technologies that Apple crammed into the iPhone 8, including the camera, retina display, waterproofing and G-wireless charging coil.

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While Apple stands by the durability of the iPhone 8’s glass back, concerns still arose on how much punishment it could take.

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus was unveiled on Sept. 13 together with the flagship iPhone X. JB

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