Bad things happen to good gadgets, so it always comes as good news when you find out something is relatively easy to repair. And that’s exactly what iFixIt has said about the iPhone 5 following it’s latest teardown.
According to the site’s gurus, iPhone 5 is easier to repair than the 4 or 4S, particularly the screen which is easy to remove and/or replace as it’s the entry point into the smartphone’s guts. In fact, iFixIt says the newest iPhone’s screen is “easier than ever” to replace.
To replace the touchscreen, all you need is a 5-Point Pentalobe Screwdriver and a suction cup to pull the screen from its housing. Then you’ll need to remove the tiny Philips screws holding the display connector to the logic board and a spudger to decouple the connector. Take a look at this iPhone repair kit to get all the goodies you’ll need to get inside your iPhone.
Once replacement screens are available from third-party suppliers, it looks like replacing a broken, cracked or otherwise faulty screen will be as simple as an unscrew, pry and snap.