Sixth iteration of Apple iPhone, announced on September 12, 2012. Repair of this device is similar to the previous models, requiring screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Black or White.

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Is the front assembly metal panel necessary?

I have lost the metal panel in the top right of the phone that covers all the connector cables, is this a necessary piece to have to have the phone work? If it is, where can I buy one?

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You can use without but the purpose of that part is to keep the connected pressed down so if the phone was dropped its possible they could pop out

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Nothing is necessary, everything has its purpose.

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So is it needed to actually use the phone or not?

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When you're out jogging, your phone might stop working because the display came loose. Or if it falls off your bed at night---that kind of thing. So open it up and plug in the connectors. Personally, I take my own phone apart so much wherever I go for demonstrations, I never keep all that stuff on there. My battery comes unplugged, but not so much the lcd/digit/prox flexes.

Order it from china for 50 cents on eBay and just let it take a month to get here.

Professionally, I always fill in those small parts so that phones leave with all the right pieces. It is just a matter of personal preference.

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