Secret Upgrade Hidden in Millions of iPhones — And It Could Save You Money
MILLIONS of iPhone models have received a huge upgrade – but it’s hidden from view.
Apple quietly redesigned the inside of the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, but you’d never be able to tell from the outside.
It’s only when the case is opened that you see some of the magic.
Apple says the new innards allow the device to better dissipate heat, which helps keep the handset cool for maximum performance.
But it also means the iPhone is a lot easier (and therefore cheaper) to repair.
To understand how the changes work, you have to go back to the iPhone 5.
When the iPhone 5 came out, Apple used a “bucket” design with a single body.
This also applies to the iPhone 13 of 2021.
So if you want to repair a component inside the iPhone, you’ll need to remove the display module — and possibly other parts as well if the broken part is closer to the back glass.
On the iPhone 14, the back glass is separate from the aluminum body.
And the interior has also changed completely.
If you remove the display, you’ll find a central structural frame that serves as the internal “backbone.”
First off, this helps dissipate heat – allowing the iPhone processor to perform better while staying cool.
If you turn the iPhone over and remove the back glass, you can now access most of the components.
Ultimately, the new central “frame” that replaces the bucket means key parts of the iPhone are accessible from either side.
Apple says the all-new design means the iPhone can be lighter than last year’s model, 15% more powerful and much more repairable.
That last bit matters because it means Apple will charge you a lot less for some repairs.
For example, Apple does not have to remove the display module for every repair.
In the USA, for example, a rear glass repair is significantly cheaper – because it can be repaired individually.
For example, an out-of-warranty repair has been reduced from $449 on the iPhone 13 to just $169 on the iPhone 14.
And for Brits, the same repair drops from £369 to £169.
That means it’s a lot cheaper to keep your iPhone longer – potentially allowing you to avoid a costly upgrade.
The only catch is that the new internal redesign is only built into the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus.
That means iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max owners will still have the more traditional “bucket” design.
But it’s entirely possible that Apple will upgrade other future models to the new interior, bringing repair savings to even more iPhone fans.
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