Although Apple announced their new iPhone 5 smartphone just over a week ago, it already managed to cause quite a stir. While some people are amazed by the new features of the iPhone 5, others are astounded by “their absence” ;). And while some armchair analysts predicted an epic fail for the new gadget, it broke all records and achieved sales of two million devices within just one day after the pre-orders started. With retail sales of the iPhone 5 starting today in various countries around the world, the guys at iFixit didn’t miss the opportunity and published the first teardown guide of the hot new device, while also reviewing all of its inner components.
Among other things, the teardown guide revealed that swapping the display module in the iPhone 5 will be noticeably easier than in the iPhone 4/4S. All in all, iFixit gave the new smartphone from Apple a fairly high repairability score from (7 out of 10), noting only the use of non-standard “Pentalobe” screws and a high level of component integration as its drawbacks in terms of repairability, which will make any potential repairs more expensive. You can all of the details regarding the inner components of the iPhone 5 and its design in the teardown guide from iFixit.