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[* black] We really just want to look at this motherboard, but we're thwarted by a ([guide|17383|very Apple-like|stepid=52330|new_window=true]) fingerprint sensor cable boobie trap! Fortunately, it proves very easy to disarm.
[* black] We really just want to look at this motherboard, but we're thwarted by a ([guide|17383|very Apple-like|stepid=52330|new_window=true]) fingerprint sensor cable boobie trap! Fortunately, it proves very easy to disarm.
[* black] Next is another mini board with barometer/microphone and some rubber bumper.
[* icon_note] These smaller bits aren't normallyalways so modular; we're used to findingin other phones, we often find them clustered together on the main board. More modularity means cheaper and easier repairs—if a single component fails, you don't have to replace the entire motherboard or embark on a risky microsoldering adventure.
[* black] AndFinally, we finally get to remove the highly touted rear-facing camera! At 12 megapixelsmegapixels, it's no slouch—though it lacks the fancy optical image stabilization mechanism we found on both of this season's iPhones.
[* icon_note] These smaller bits aren't normallyalways so modular; we're used to findingin other phones, we often find them clustered together on the main board. More modularity means cheaper and easier repairs—if a single component fails, you don't have to replace the entire motherboard or embark on a risky microsoldering adventure.
[* black] AndFinally, we finally get to remove the highly touted rear-facing camera! At 12 megapixelsmegapixels, it's no slouch—though it lacks the fancy optical image stabilization mechanism we found on both of this season's iPhones.