Apple simply launched its new ‘budget’ iPhone, the iPhone SE 2nd Gen. It replaces the iPhone XR to turn out to be the most cost effective ‘new’ iPhone out there proper now. Price perks apart, preliminary evaluations all level in the direction of the truth that the brand new iPhone SE is a “really good deal” and the oldsters at iFixit don’t disagree. They are simply right here to take the machine aside to let you know about what elements you may swap between the iPhone Eight and the brand new iPhone SE. The extra elements you may swap, the cheaper it’s to restore a tool.
The iFixit teardown exhibits that the brand new iPhone might be repaired with a variety of the “same readily available parts from the iPhone 8”. Also, the 2nd gen iPhone SE will get an enormous bump due to the A13 Bionic chip beneath the hood, the identical one which the iPhone 11 collection makes use of. This function makes the brand new iPhone SE punch approach above its “budget-phone weight class” and at a worth that could be a little over half of what you’d pay for the iPhone 11.
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iFixit mentions that the unique iPhone SE labored for them as a result of it borrowed elements from older iPhone fashions thereby “reducing manufacturing waste from new designs and making replacement parts easier (and more affordable) to come by”. Apple noticed worth in repeating that very same make-logic this 12 months.
iFixit’s teardown reveals what number of iPhone Eight elements you should use within the new iPhone SE and vice versa.
The new iPhone’s cameras, SIM tray, Taptic Engine and show meeting (that features the microphone and proximity sensor) can all be swapped with iPhone Eight elements. iFixit factors out that the display screen ought to be cheaper to switch than any iPhone in years. However, with a display screen swap, you’ll lose True Tone between an older mannequin and a more recent mannequin until you may have entry to a display screen programmer.
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The Home buttons on the iPhone Eight and the 2nd Gen iPhone SE usually are not interchangeable. You might want to maintain on to your unique Home button in case of a restore or substitute an “aftermarket home button with no Touch ID, or else pay Apple whatever they ask to fix it for you”.
What’s incompatible between the iPhone Eight and the brand new telephone is the battery. Though the batteries look similar, the logic board connectors are totally different and thus they don’t match collectively if swapped. The iPhone SE will connect with an iPhone 11 battery, which makes use of the identical connector, nevertheless it won’t activate.
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iFixit calls this a contemporary Apple roadblock within the new “throwback” telephone and provides that you just can not swap a real iPhone SE 2020 battery for one more with out triggering a “not a genuine Apple battery” warning.
Since most new iPhones include zero backward compatibility, iFixit says that they’re “reasonably pleased” with how properly the iPhone SE “plays with so many parts that repair shops and fixers already have in their inventory”.
For a $400 telephone, the brand new iPhone SE doesn’t have fancy options just like the iPhone 11 collection, nevertheless it has a robust processor and “plentiful repair parts”.