It is the 10th anniversary of the iPhone this week and to celebrate the occasion iFixit has posted photos and repairability scores for every iPhone teardown over the last 10 years.
The celebration goes from the first generation iPhone all the way up to the iPhone 7.
Interestingly the first iPhone got the worst repairability score out of all of them, achieving a repairability score of just 2/10.
It’s interesting to see how Apple has changed this over the years with better materials and features, increasing the size of the device and its battery over time.
iFixit said the following about it.
iPhones have become taller, wider, and skinnier. But they’ve also become more repairable. The very first iPhone earned a dismal 2/10 on our repairability scale. It had a soldered battery and was almost impossible to open without breaking the case. Repairability improved radically from there—jumping to a 7/10 for the iPhone 3G. And the phones have remained relatively repair-friendly since. The most recent iPhone offering, the iPhone 7, earned a respectable 7/10 on our scale in 2016.
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