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.

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 ...