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These are some common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.

Background and Identification ¶ 

Released on June 29, 2007 the first iPhone spun the cell phone world around and took it in a completely new direction. It blew up the idea of having a mere phone at your fingertips at all times, offering instead to put a personal computer/phone/assistant at your fingertips at all times, ushering in the era of the modern smartphone.

Since its initial release in 2007, there have been many iterations of the iPhone, released primarily on an annual cycle. Each rendition has added new features, faster processing, and improved graphics.

With different models come different levels of repairability. For example, the 3GS's front glass is replaceable separate from the display assembly (glass panels in later models are not), while the iPhone 4 provided easier repair of the rear panel and battery. As each iPhone is superseded by a newer version, challenges both arise and dissipate in the realm of iPhone repair.

Though Apple may tell you otherwise, all of these devices are user-serviceable with the help of our repair guides, found in each of the device pages above.

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