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What I don't understand is how these phones are getting a 7/10 instead of around a 4 - 5/10 for repairability. To recap, Apple have added another set of proprietary screws, more glue (reasonable in this situation, but still), several new fragile/complex components, and the waterproofing gaskets add a tremendous amount of finesse-ing required for a true repair. Yet, we've got 7/10. The Nexus 5X has 14 steps and only one complaint, which is debatable as a complaint in the first place, and it too has a 7 out of 10. Unlike these phones, it deserves its rating. Probably deserves an 8 or a 9, considering the ease of teardown/repair compared to these iDevices. There are other notable examples of phones rated worse, yet easier to repair on this site - like past iPhones! What's the justification, iFixit? Have you adjusted your metric? If so, how about adjusting your teardown scores? People actually use them as an indicator, and it's no longer accurate.
Wrote comment "iPhone 7 Teardown".
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Liked iPhone 4 (GSM/AT&T) Screen Replacement.
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