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[* black] Enough about the past—let's get these things open!
[* black] Per usual, a couple of pesky Pentalobe screws form the first obstacle—but we're armed and ready.
[* black] A couple of suction handles and opening picks should get us in with relative ease—we've played this game before.
[* black] Heat and patience are on our side—it's not a ''totally'' new opening experience, but different teardown engineers here faced varying difficulties in opening. Maybe the adhesive was reformulated for that extra two meters of immersion protection?
[* icon_note] Meanwhile, Apple is making authorized repair centers [https://www.macrumors.com/2020/10/22/iphone-12-heated-display-removal-fixture/|use heat for the first time in their opening tools|new_window=trueprocedure|new_window=true]. So Apple's own approach to opening iPhones has evolved, that much is certain.
[* icon_note] Meanwhile, Apple is making authorized repair centers [https://www.macrumors.com/2020/10/22/iphone-12-heated-display-removal-fixture/|use heat for the first time in their opening tools|new_window=trueprocedure|new_window=true]. So Apple's own approach to opening iPhones has evolved, that much is certain.