iPhone mini? iPhone 5se? 5s Plus? After a rather long rumor cycle, we finally have our hands on the new iPhone SE. Billed as a 5s with better specs, we're excited to see the perfect union of existing Apple tech in a new body.
● Model number— A1662
● Same display as the iPhone 5s
● Li-ion battery in the iPhone SE comes in at 3.82 V, 6.21 Whr, and 1624 mAh
● Battery connector differs from the iPhone 5s
● The SE's iSight camera gets a resolution bump up to 12 MP, but a decrease in pixel pitch down to 1.22µm from the 1.5µm pitch in the 5s
● The button cable got a little more complicated
● Lightning connector assembly is slightly different
iPhone SE Repairability: 6 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair)
●The display assembly is the first component out of the phone, simplifying screen replacements.
● The battery is fairly easy to access, even though it's not technically "user replaceable."
● The Touch ID cable could be easily ripped out of its socket if a user is not careful when opening the phone.
● The iPhone SE still uses Pentalobe screws on the exterior, making it difficult to open.
● The hardest part of any repair is knowing what to do. Thanks to the similarities to the 5s and our repair guides, repairs on the SE are already excellently documented—check it out.
Check out a few photos below or hit the link for more. You may also want to check out the Chipworks teardown.