Is iPhone 15 Pro really easier to repair?

September 28, 2023  11:49

Apple has introduced significant changes to the chassis design of the new iPhone 15 Pro, making device repairs more accessible and cost-effective. This information has been confirmed by the author of the YouTube channel PBKreviews, who demonstrated the disassembly of the device in one of his videos.

One notable aspect pointed out by the author of PBKreviews is the remarkable ease of replacing the rear glass panel.

In the video, it can be seen that the back cover is held in place not only by the magnetic coil for MagSafe wireless charging but also by the LED flash and microphone connectors.

According to 9to5Mac, Apple itself highlighted the ease of repairing the iPhone 15 Pro during the device's presentation. Later, it was revealed that, thanks to the new design, the cost of officially replacing the back panel of smartphones has decreased to $169 for the iPhone 15 Pro and $199 for the iPhone 15 Pro Max. This is a significant reduction compared to the iPhone 14 Pro, which cost $499, and the iPhone 14 Pro Max, which cost $549.

At the end of his video, the author of the PBKreviews channel rated the iPhone 15 Pro with 7 points out of 10 on his own repairability scale.

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