When the iPhone was first launched in 2007, it invoked a lot of controversies over the fact that it lacked the repairing option. Yes, it was true then that only people working in Apple or are employed at the iPhone repair service centre had the capability to repair it. A shocking fact was also that it did not have a removable battery. It has been 10 years since then and still after so many updates and technological development iPhone remains difficult to tinker with apart from those from the brand’s company.
Pictures have been revealed by the officials of the company of the little tools created by the company to make iPhone repair easier for the models 5s and 5c. This has also invoked curiosity among people to understand the usage of the tools and their working in the repairing of the phones. The different tools that have been used help in battery removal, speaker replacement, and SIM ejector etc.
The Apple’s official guide tells to use scissors to cut the adhesive strip of the battery and then slowly pull the adhesive out from underneath the battery. After the adhesive has been slowly pulled out, a small stick with a pin point end is then used to lift the battery so that the battery can be removed. Then a small tool is used named iPhone Battery Fixture is used to fix the battery and the adhesive at the right position at the right angle. The adhesive and battery are kept in position and placed under the Battery fixture tool, and the lever of the tool is pulled down, the battery fixture puts the right amount of uniform pressure and rolls over the battery fixing the battery along with the adhesive in the iPhone when required.
People at the Apple service centres are able to remove total 7 components at the service stations and either repair or replace it if its working is hampered. The seven components are namely the speaker, the receiver, vibration motor, iSight camera module, battery, SIM ejector module, and the screen or display. It has also been suggested by them that replacing the speaker is the easiest of all, and is pretty straightforward. The speaker component is unscrewed with the help of a screw driver and the replaced with a new one which is again screwed back in the place.
It has been noticed that the SIM ejector is that part of the phone that helps to insert and remove the SIM from the SIM slot of the phone. For iPhone repair, it is also considered as that part of the phone that fails often and can require replacement or repair on a regular basis. The removal of the SIM ejector is the easiest and just requires the use of a pair of tweezers. The article depicts a few components of the iPhone 5s and 5c that can be removed and replaced in the service centres by the Geniuses at the Apple.