Answer to "Where can I buy a lens (iPhone 5s) as a single part?"Those parts sure doesn't includes the lens cover. Here are a few (there are more): http://www.ebay.com/itm/OEM-iPhone-5s-Rear-Back-Camera-Lens-with-Frame-Replacement-Part-USA-/151328319737 http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Rear-Camera-Lens-Cover-Frame-Glass-Ring-LED-Diffusor-for-iphone-5S-/291142379003 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-New-Rear-Camera-Lens-Cover-with-LED-Diffusor-for-iPhone-5S-/111357950912
Answer to "Is the early 2013 lower case compatible?"I'm trying to find out the same thing. I've seen parts both here and ebay listed as being the same part, but I've seen elsewhere that the parts actually have different numbers: 2012: 923-0090 2013: 923-0411 as seen here: http://9to5mac.files.wordpress.com/2013/...-retina-macbook-pro.jpg Anyone know for sure?
Answer to "Upper and lower glass on the back"I was going to add a response once I had fixed my own repair, but haven't gotten around to it. The heatgun and an exacto and plastic spudger easily took out the broken piece. Unfortunately, it also popped the camera lens cover and part of the flash assembly out with it, which I had to carefully remove and put back in with the new part. I used some 3M ATG tape on the back of the glass, and carefully put it in with the camera/flash parts in place already. Everything went fine except for two things: - There are now a few dark spots on my pics. I assume there was some dust that got trapped on the lens, so be very careful about cleaning the lens and cover before reassembling! - The ATG tape is slightly too thick, so the glass part extrudes just a bit from the aluminum it borders on. Not a huge deal, but noticeable. I am going to order the thinnest ATG tape I can find and heat gun it again eventually to get the dust out of the camera. Hopefully I can get the glass back out without breaking it. :)
Answer to "iPhone back housing Replacement"That teardown is a bit brutal on some of the parts. :) What about the glass parts of the back case? If one of those is shattered, can you remove it from the outside and glue a new one in? I know they're matched by super robots or whatever, but since that's the most likely damaged part on the back it seems like a pain to dismantle the entire thing to replace that glass. :/