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Released September 25, 2015. Model A1687/A1634. 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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The square thing below the screen connector

What is the black thing below the screen connector . I accidentally scratched a little bit part of it which showed the underlying thing is this thing dangerous

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the black layer I circled has been scraped off a bit in the center

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Uh, that's what you meant with "below"..no worries, it's a metal shield protecting components under it, unless by scratching you mean you've perforated it and reached to the components below there shouldn't be any problem with scratching the surface of it.

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The only black “thing” you can scratch under a connector is a silicon foam that’s in place to help protect the small components under it in case of liquid ingress. There’s no danger in removing that, no need to worry, but be careful next time as when you scratch that, it means you’ve applied pressure in the wrong place to remove the connector and you ran the risk of damaging the small components you can now see.

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