The iPhone XR earns a 6 out of 10 on our repairability scale (10 is the easiest to repair):
The display-first opening procedure and easy access to the battery remain design priorities.
A broken display can be replaced with minimal hardware removal, and with a little care you can preserve Face ID.
Apple again uses tiny uncommon Pentalobe and tri-point screws to stymie repair, but these fasteners are preferred over tough glue.
Waterproofing measures complicate some repairs, but make difficult water damage repairs less likely.
Glass on front and back doubles the crackability—and broken back glass requires an entire chassis replacement.
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