The iPhone XR teardown is in.
The repair experts at iFixit have applied Apple’s recent iPhone to the test and shared their findings. Though the phone is similar in many ways to Apple’s brand-new flagships, the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, there are a few important differences.
All in all, iFixit rated the iPhone XR a 6/10 in repairability, which is the same rating given to the iPhone XS and and iPhone XS Max. But though they were rated the same, the teardown professionals did share a few interesting findings.
The phone has characteristics of two recent iPhones: the iPhone X and the iPhone 8. Instead of the L-shaped battery of the iPhone X and XS, it has a rectangular battery, like the iPhone 8. But, like the iPhone X, it trenches the dwelling button and Touch ID for Face ID’s additional sensors. Read more …
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