Cracking Open the Apple iPhone 5

Apple iPhone 5 teardown

Apple's iPhone 5 has the same general shape as the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, but the newer device packs lots of hardware updates and a redesigned case. Thanks to these changes, the iPhone 5 is thinner, lighter, more powerful and easier to disassemble and repair. Follow along as I crack open the Apple iPhone 5.

For a detailed analysis of the teardown, check out my article and video, iPhone 5 teardown: Redesigned case and interior simplify repairs.

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By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic 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 support specialist in the ...