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Released September 25, 2015. Model A1688/A1633. Repair of this device is similar to previous generations, requiring screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 64, or 128 GB / Silver, Gold, Space Gray, or Rose Gold options.

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I couldn't fit the earpiece speaker bracket gasket back

I couldn't fit the earpiece speaker bracket gasket back around the metallic piece it sort of wraps around. I guess my replacement screen had some part a bit bigger than the original and the gasket runs short and I couldn't reach the screw hole. I wonder if there is some way around. I left it loose. Everything seems to work fine but guides insist on paying attention not to break that gasket so I guess it must be there for some reason.

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Do you mean this thing (Step 23)?

I suspect the Apple engineers put that there to ensure some kind of proper alignment between the bracket and the cover on the screen flex. You don't need it and I have rarely been able to put it back the same way it was originally.

I wouldn't worry about it.

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