Smartphones

Cracking Open the Apple iPhone 5C

iPhone 5C teardown

The iPhone 5C has the same processor, rear camera, and Retina display as the iPhone 5. But Apple didn't just slap a series of colorful plastic cases on last year's phone. On the inside, the 5C is a unique device, with hardware upgrades and design elements from both the 5 and new 5S.

In this Cracking Open gallery, I walk you through the process of disassembling the iPhone 5C and give you a tour of the internal hardware. For a detailed analysis of the teardown, check out my article and video, iPhone 5C teardown reveals upgrades and design changes.

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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...

3 comments
jcuvdb
jcuvdb

It's not "completely disassembled"... You just take apart 6 parts... I think it should be a pain in the a$$ to keep removing screws and adhesive...

Akais1
Akais1

It only works if you are using Safari on a Mac.

dogknees
dogknees

Ummm... How do I scroll the thumbnails so I can see the rest? The arrow just moves to the next image.

Is this another feature of the new site design?