The iPhone 14 is easier to repair than previous generations
Externally, the two iPhone 14 models usually do not differ from the older generation, but the internal structure has been adjusted. Richard Dean, senior director of design for Apple’s iPhone, said the new structure makes the device easier to repair and improves heat dissipation.
Apple uses the case to house circuit boards and other components separate from the glass back and display. This made it possible to disassemble the front and back. As a result, repairs are more flexible, the cost of replacing screens has been reduced from $579 to $275. In addition, the design eliminates copper heatsinks and other components, making the iPhone 14’s weight 40 grams lighter than the iPhone 13. Previously, Apple also adopted a glass front and back opening style on the iPhone 4 and 4S. This change does not apply to the two premium versions of the 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max.
iFixit expert Kyle Vince said that the iPhone 14 represents a significant design change from the iPhone X and that Apple should promote it more. Meanwhile, Richard Dean said the company doesn’t have a strict formula and always comes from user experiences or feedback from technology experts.