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Changes to Step #20

Edit by Gregg Woodcock

Edit declined by Walter Galan


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[* black] iPhone 5s Repairability: ***6 out of 10*** (10 is easiest to repair)
[* green] Just like in the iPhone 5, the display assembly is the first component out of the phone, simplifying screen replacements.
[* green] The battery is still fairly easy to access, even though it's not technically "user replaceable."
[* red] The battery has lost the 5's convenient pull tab, and gained more resilient adhesive—it now requires heat and prying to remove.
[* red] The fingerprint sensor cable could be easily ripped out of its socket if a user is not careful while opening the phone.
[* red] The iPhone 5s still uses Pentalobe screws on the exterior, making the 5s difficult to open.
[* red] The front glass, digitizer, and LCD are all one component, thereby increasing cost of repair.
+[* red] The Wifi antenna is located at the top edge of the battery (just like the 5) and is so long that it may be seated or travel underneath the battery. Because of this, when prying out the battery, I caught the wire and snapped it.