The Apple iPhone 5s was announced on September 10, 2013. Repair of this device is similar to the previous models, and requires screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Silver, Gold, and Space Gray.

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Why is the screen to my iPhone 5s different from those seen online?

This is weird. I opened my iphone 5s to replace the screen. The phone opened fine but the screen itself seems way different to what I have seen in various youtube tutorials.

Firstly, there's no ribbon cable joining the home button to the screen. The home button is completely separate from it.

Secondly, there's no metal rails running along the side of the screen in my phone.

Ive taken a picture here:-

Ive poked around the internet and can't seem to find any revised models of the iphone 5s that would have these differences. Can anyone assist?

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The frame is still inside the phone, you've just taken off the top half and not the whole screen. I'll edit your pic and pop one up of what do to

Block Image < The Red line is the Frame itself, be carful when removing it not to damage the home button or front camera flex. If this Doesn't help let me know and ill post a video up for you

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When this occurs, a razor blade must be used to pry the edges of the plastic frame up.


Thanks so much! Yes, I got the rest of it out and know the phone is working AOK! Thank you!


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