The iPhones 8 and 8 Plus They are already among us! Although interest in the handsets is relatively slow with the prospect of launching the iPhone X next month, this has not prevented many people from reaching the nearest Apple store (in countries where the handsets have already arrived) to secure one of the new ones. devices including two pictures you may have heard of: Rafael Fischmann and Eduardo Marques, which will soon post here our unboxings and hands-on of the beauties.
Meanwhile, the folks at iFixit Already managed to take the iPhone 8 home and disassemble it to the last consequences. The verdict? Well, as expected, not much has changed with respect to the iPhone 7.
Apart from the visual differences basically the replacement of the metal back for the glass and the already commented reduction of the battery (which now has 1.821mAh, against 1.960mAh of the iPhone 7, although Apple promises the same duration in practice), the iPhone 8 has few differences. compared to its predecessor. One of them, of course, is the component that enables the so-called wireless charging feature, which can clearly be seen in this x-ray image:
Another noteworthy change: a fence that lined the tabs securing the screen to the device chassis leaves the scene; This was one of those responsible for the iPhone 7 IP67 certificate, but now Apple seems to have found another more efficient way to isolate its new smartphone from liquids and dust.
Interestingly, Apple retired the proprietary three-prong screws holding the display cable; Phillips universal screws are now used. In addition, we have some new internal cables for data and power distribution; and the Taptic Engine is secured in place by a slightly altered clamp system.
Check out a small gallery of the teardown:
Overall, however, the iPhone 8 is almost identical to its predecessor.
Concluding the experiment, iFixit gave the iPhone 8 a rating of 6 out of 10 in its "repairability" index, which is considered average to good. Compliments were due to the ease of replacing the two main components, the display and the battery, and the addition of the wireless charging feature, which can reduce wear on the Lightning port. On the other hand, the company criticized the difficulty of replacing the rear glass panel and the excessive protection of the components in the lower portion of the phone, which makes it very difficult to replace.
Update by Priscila Klopper 09/25/2017 s 09:49
IFixit has also disassembled a iPhone 8 Plus and, as expected, found a very similar structure of the iPhone 7 Plus but with the differences noted above in the iPhone 8.
There is an unfortunate difference in the battery: while the 7 Plus has 3.82V, 2.900mAh and 11.1Wh, the 8 Plus has found a smaller (3.82V; 2.691mAh; 10.28Wh) ratio of similar reduction that occurred in the smaller brother, 4.7 inches.