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The iPhone 8 Plus earns a 6 out of 10 on our repairability scale (10 is the easiest to repair):

The display and battery are straightforward to access—with the proper knowledge and tools.

Wireless charging means less wear on the all-purpose Lightning port, a common point of failure.

Water and dust seals complicate repair, but make the need for difficult liquid damage repairs less likely.

The battery connector still uses common Phillips/JIS fasteners—but you’ll still need up to four different drivers for many repairs.

Despite alleged durability, the back glass is breakable and next to impossible to replace when cracked.

The iPhone’s lower components, once readily removed, now lie trapped under a fussy combination of brackets and delicately folded flex cables.

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