After the motherboard is removed, the fingerprint sensor (or placeholder) and bracket can be removed.
The headphone jack is accessible after the speakers are removed, which is best done after the motherboard.
An interconnect cable makes the headphone jack assembly removable independently. This assembly includes the port, power button, and removable bracket.
The volume button switches are adhered to the case and a bracket, but are fairly easily removed after the motherboard.
The button covers are replaceable after their respective switches are removed.
The modularity of this area is generally good, however it takes some time to access these mechanically wearing components, increasing the cost of repair.
The SIM tray interconnect cable is also removable after the battery—it's unlikely to fail, but will need to be transferred for some repairs.
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