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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Right LCD shield screw not magnetic?

On the metal LCD and Digitizer Shield on Apple iPhone 5 and above. Why is the top right screw not magnetic or less magnetic than all other screws.

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iPhone 5/5C/5S all have the top right screw as non magnetic. It's supposed to be that way, make sure to keep your screws in order and put them back where they're supposed to go. It could cause damage to the board

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Hi, Albert Great Question,

The non magnetic screw is right next to the compass, so it needs to be non-magnetic to prevent it from screwing with the magnetic field the compass reads

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Steve T

Professional Cellphone Repair Tech for over 5 years

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My guess is that it is to reduce interference with the ear speaker(Which has a magnet in it).

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Its place near the compass ic that read north/south pole magnetic field, so theybput non magnetic screw near the ic

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