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Our next step is to peel the volume buttons/microphone/LED flash/power button ribbon cable assembly from the rear case.

The rear-facing camera is easily removed from the entire ribbon cable assembly.

We've seen this type of design in previous Apple products. The shift to a single ribbon cable is more cost-effective for the manufacturer, but unfortunately it has a negative impact on repairability.

Replacing one component requires replacing the entire ribbon cable assembly.

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