25 Sep '12, 10pm

iPhone 5: An Evolution in Repair

iPhone 5: An Evolution in Repair

iFixit /CC BY 3.0 The iPhone 5 is selling in droves—more than 5 million iPhones in just three days. You can tell at a glance that this iPhone is different. It is 20 percent lighter, 18 percent thinner, and—with a 4-inch display—taller than previous editions. But the changes are more than skin deep: the iPhone 5 is the most repairable iPhone we’ve ever seen. This new, highly repairable iPhone comes just three months after Apple voluntarily withdrew from EPEAT ’s green electronic standard. Their exit sparked a backlash so fierce the company was forced to issue a public apology . I run iFixit, where we are building a free repair manual for everything. At the time, we speculated that Apple backed out of EPEAT because their new flagship laptop, the MacBook Pro with Retina display, wasn’t repairable enough to meet the green standard. Tech giants have long been charting a product...

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