The display now opens from the right edge, perhaps making repairs easier for the lefties in the crowd. High five!
iPhones have opened from the opposite side ever since the 7. Before that, the 5 and 6-series models opened bottom-to-top. Before that, iPhones opened after a near-total disassembly.
It's a bit wonky trying to remove the connector shield with the screen still attached, but you can maneuver the screen to make more room for the screwdriver.
On the plus side, we get this super cool mirrored photo.
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