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[* black] We take a final stab at removing these snugly stuck waterproofedWith the rear case nearly stripped, we turn our attention to the volume buttonsbuttons that gave us some trouble in the 7 Plus.
[* black] We took off theOur persistent tugging with some tweezers rewards us with a broken retaining bar thingflap, but this button cover still won't come quietly.
[* black] AndNext out is this weird c-clip looking thing.
[* black] And the button came''finally'' comes off! With two weetiny gaskets! Apple is serious about this waterproofing business.
[* icon_note] This three-part mechanism is much more difficult to disassemble that the button covers we are used to seeing in iDevices, but hopefully the seal it provides means this removal procedure will be needed less frequently.
[* black] We take a final stab at removing these snugly stuck waterproofedWith the rear case nearly stripped, we turn our attention to the volume buttonsbuttons that gave us some trouble in the 7 Plus.
[* black] We took off theOur persistent tugging with some tweezers rewards us with a broken retaining bar thingflap, but this button cover still won't come quietly.
[* black] AndNext out is this weird c-clip looking thing.
[* black] And the button came''finally'' comes off! With two weetiny gaskets! Apple is serious about this waterproofing business.
[* icon_note] This three-part mechanism is much more difficult to disassemble that the button covers we are used to seeing in iDevices, but hopefully the seal it provides means this removal procedure will be needed less frequently.