Cracking Open the iPhone 5S

iPhone 5S teardown

If it wasn't for the redesigned Home button and larger flash, the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5 would look like identical twins, at least on the outside. Take the new 5S apart however, and the differences are more apparent--even if only slightly so.

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