Ten years after the launch of the original iPhone, Apple’s latest refresh of the product line skips the ‘iPhone 7s’ name in favor of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus. The iPhone 8 (as well as the 8 Plus and the X) was formally announced on September 12, 2017. The design has remained fairly similar to its predecessor, with the only distinguishing difference being the switch from an aluminum backing to a glass back case. Apple has refined this design over the last three years, so it’s highly polished. The iPhone 8 has added fast-charging support, so you can charge up to 50 percent of the battery in 30 minutes. There’s also wireless charging support through the Qi standard, made possible by the new glass back. Internally, the phone possesses a new hexa-core system-on-chip with two high-performance cores and four high-efficiency cores along with an Apple designed GPU that all work to improve system and graphics performance.
There are three models of the iPhone 8. Model A1863 is available for carriers Verizon and Sprint in the U.S. and for carriers in China, Hong Kong, Australia, and New Zealand. Model A1905 is available for carriers AT&T and T-Mobile in the U.S. and for carriers in Canada, the UK, Europe, and globally excluding Hong Kong, China, and Japan. Model A1906 is for carriers in Japan.
All iPhone 8 repairs will require a Pentalobe P2 screwdriver in addition to standard precision electronics tools. Any repair that removes the battery from the chassis will require battery replacement strips. If the LCD display is removed from the front of the phone for any repair, you will need replacement display adhesive to restore water resistant functionality. All iFixit Fix Kits come with all tools and replacement adhesive needed to complete the repair.
Once all parts and tools have been acquired, check out iFixit’s iPhone 8 repair guides for step-by-step instructions on how to make the fix.
The iPhone 8 earned a 6 out of 10 in iFixit’s repairability assessment. Watch the Teardown Review for more: