- According to iFixit, the iPhone 14 has a new interior.
- This makes it easier to repair the smartphone.
- However, most repairs are not cheaper as a result.
The experts at the US repair service iFixit have disassembled the iPhone 14 into its individual parts. The so-called teardown reveals a big surprise: Apple has completely redesigned the inner workings.
The display and glass back are now easier to access and can therefore be replaced more quickly. To open the case, for example, it is enough to loosen two screws, according to a blog post by iFixit.
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In terms of repairability, these and other changes have given the phone a seven out of ten point on the iFixit scale for the first time since the iPhone 7. However, this only applies to the iPhone 14. The model variants Pro and Pro Max still have the old structure, explains the repair service.
Apple increases repair prices
The changes are not accompanied by a reduction in repair costs – at least if you send your cell phone to Apple, you usually pay more compared to the previous generation, as the following table shows:
|display damage||battery replacement||camera defect||back|
|iPhone 14 Pro Max||488.99 euros||119 euros||259 euros||668.99 euros|
|iPhone 14 Pro||405 euros||119 euros||259 euros||599 euros|
|iPhone 14Plus||405 euros||119 euros||199 euros||229 euros|
|iPhone 14||339 euros||119 euros||199 euros||199 euros|
|iPhone 13 Pro Max||405 euros||74.99 euros||229 euros||249.90 euros*|
|iPhone 13 Pro||339 euros||74.99 euros||229 euros||239.90 euros*|
|iPhone 13||339 euros||74.99 euros||199 euros||239.90 euros*|
|iPhone 13 mini||279 euros||74.99 euros||199 euros||229.90 euros*|
|* Apple no longer mentions prices for this on its homepage. They were therefore determined via third-party providers.|
Compare iPhone repair prices
The display repair, for example, costs a whopping 60 euros more. Changing the battery costs 45 euros. Only the replacement of the back is cheaper than before.
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