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With the rear case nearly stripped, we turn our attention to the volume buttons that gave us some trouble in the 7 Plus.

Our persistent tugging with some tweezers rewards us with a broken retaining flap, but this button cover still won't come quietly.

Next out is this weird c-clip looking thing.

And the button finally comes off! With two tiny gaskets! Apple is serious about this waterproofing business.

This three-part mechanism is much more difficult to disassemble than the button covers we are used to seeing in iDevices, but hopefully the seal it provides means this removal procedure will be needed less frequently.

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