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Released September 16, 2016. Models A1661, A1784, and A1785. Available in 32, 128, or 256 GB configurations in Rose gold, gold, silver, black, jet black, and (Product)Red.

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Replacement camera (iPhone 7 PlusVS iPhone 8 Plus)

Can you use an iPhone 8 Plus camera to replace the camera on the iPhone 7 Plus?

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Full disclosure, I haven't tried this myself so perhaps someone who has can confirm or deny.

Looking at the cameras (assuming you meant the rear camera) online (iPhone 7Plus / iPhone 8Plus), they don't appear to have the same flex cables. The 8Plus cables are longer. Also, Apple has a tendency to make parts slightly different, either with the pinouts of the connectors or the actual connectors themselves even if the internal guts are the same.

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no the iPhone 7 Plus ones are longer, I checked iFixit, I wash the 8 plus were longer so you could just fold it in a zig zag

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I looked on iFixit, unfortunately the cable connecting to the motherboard on the iPhone 8 Plus is shorter than the iPhone 7 Plus one, so not easily, unless you somehow lengthened the iPhone 8 Plus camera length

iPhone 7 Plus Dual Rear Camera

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