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[title] Final Thoughts
[* black] The iPhone 7 earns a '''7 out of 10''' on our repairability scale (10 is the easiest to repair):
[* green] The battery is straightforward to access. Removing it requires specialty screwdrivers and knowledge of the adhesive removal technique, but is not difficult.
[* green] The solid state home button eliminates a common point of failure.
[* yellow] Improved water and dust protection greatly reduces the need for repairs associated with environmental damage and accidental spills (but also makes some repairs more difficult).
[* yellow] The display assembly continues to be the first component out, simplifying screen repairs, but the procedure has grown more complicated with improved waterproofing measures.
[* red] With the addition of tri-point screws, many iPhone 7 Plus repairs will require up to four different types of drivers.

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