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What is this madness? The 7 Plus bizarrely opens to the side, despite the familiar clips at the top of the phone that help align the display as in previous models.

We got lucky and didn't rip the display cables along the middle-right side. Thankfully, the top cable has some slack.

Subtle design changes like this are where repair guides come in handy.

Opening the 7 Plus reveals lots of black and white gooey adhesives running along the perimeter of the phone.

Our bet is that this penguin-themed stickiness is part of Apple's efforts to add water resistance. Then again, Apple's engineers might just really love glue.

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