Now that the logic board is out, we're free to pick out the Lightning connector assembly.
Or can we!? Prying up the light adhesive went well, but our first tug was in vain. There are some extra screws in this port!
It seems like Apple has taken our warning to heart. Without a headphone jack to bear the burden of audio connections, this port will get a lot more wear, and it's been well reinforced.
Other denizens of the Lightning cable (a.k.a. the "everything cable"): an antenna, two microphones, two speaker grille plugs, and oh yeah...the Lightning port.
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