Apple simply launched its new ‘budget’ iPhone, the iPhone SE 2nd Gen. It replaces the iPhone XR to turn into the least expensive ‘new’ iPhone in the market proper now. Price perks apart, preliminary evaluations all level in the direction of the reality that the new iPhone SE is a “really good deal” and the people at iFixit don’t disagree. They are simply right here to take the machine aside to let you know about what parts you can swap between the iPhone Eight and the new iPhone SE. The extra parts you can swap, the cheaper it’s to restore a machine.
The iFixit teardown exhibits that the new iPhone can be repaired with a lot of the “same readily available parts from the iPhone 8”. Also, the 2nd gen iPhone SE will get a big bump because of the A13 Bionic chip underneath the hood, the similar one that the iPhone 11 collection makes use of. This characteristic makes the new iPhone SE punch means above its “budget-phone weight class” and at a value that is a little over half of what you’d pay for the iPhone 11.
iFixit mentions that the unique iPhone SE labored for them as a result of it borrowed parts from older iPhone fashions thereby “reducing manufacturing waste from new designs and making replacement parts easier (and more affordable) to come by”. Apple noticed worth in repeating that similar make-logic this 12 months.
iFixit’s teardown reveals what number of iPhone 8 parts you can use in the new iPhone SE and vice versa.
The new iPhone’s cameras, SIM tray, Taptic Engine and show meeting (that contains the microphone and proximity sensor) can all be swapped with iPhone 8 parts. iFixit factors out that the display screen ought to be cheaper to switch than any iPhone in years. However, with a display screen swap, you’ll lose True Tone between an older mannequin and a newer mannequin except you will have entry to a display screen programmer.
The Home buttons on the iPhone Eight and the 2nd Gen iPhone SE are usually not interchangeable. You might want to maintain on to your unique Home button in case of a restore or substitute an “aftermarket home button with no Touch ID, or else pay Apple whatever they ask to fix it for you”.
What’s incompatible between the iPhone Eight and the new telephone is the battery. Though the batteries look equivalent, the logic board connectors are completely different and thus they don’t match collectively if swapped. The iPhone SE will hook up with an iPhone 11 battery, which makes use of the similar connector, but it surely is not going to activate.
iFixit calls this a fashionable Apple roadblock in the new “throwback” telephone and provides that you can’t swap a real iPhone SE 2020 battery for an additional with out triggering a “not a genuine Apple battery” warning.
Since most new iPhones come with zero backward compatibility, iFixit says that they’re “reasonably pleased” with how properly the iPhone SE “plays with so many parts that repair shops and fixers already have in their inventory”.
For a $400 telephone, the new iPhone SE doesn’t have fancy options like the iPhone 11 collection, but it surely has a highly effective processor and “plentiful repair parts”.