While the iPhone 14 features aren’t hugely different from the iPhone 13, a teardown reveals Apple has made internal changes which make repairs easier.Below the iPhone 14 display [via iFixit]Apple doesn’t have the best reputation when it comes to enabling repairs. It has begrudgingly started to provide repair manuals and loans out tools to replace…The iPhone 14 is the most repairable iPhone in years — AppleInsider News
I give iFixit it full cred for looking at the “lesser” cousin to the iPhone 14 Pro to see what is inside. And it is vastly different as mentioned in their full YouTube update:
Sounds like a good deal of extra engineering went into routing antennas to the new full-span “mid-frame” where the torsional rigidity is now concentrated. Front/Rear panels are both user replaceable as far as I can tell. But getting Apple-certified parts and tools to repair are still being hampered by Apple. They are in a passive-aggressive battle internally to make their devices repairable by the owners of the devices, STILL it seems.