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The Ins and Outs of the iPhone 7

 iPhone 7 Tear-Down Guide

With the new iPhone X costing approximately $1,000, you’re not the only one looking at purchasing older genres of the iPhone. Even the iPhone 8 is up there in price. So, many avid Apple fans are going even further back into the past and are considering the iPhone 7. And although it isn’t the “newest” iPhone, it definitely has some specs and features worth mentioning.

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The iPhone 7 is said to be water resistant, faster and simply, better. 

iPhone 7 Crash Course

In this guide, you’ll learn how to take apart your iPhone 7 to get into the nitty gritty of this Apple device. If you don’t have an iPhone 7 and are considering getting one, this is also a great place to find out what this device has in store for you.

But before we get into the details, here’s a quick look at the specs:

  • Apple A10 Fusion processor with embedded M10 motion coprocessor
  • 32, 128, or 256 GB onboard storage capacity
  • 7-inch IPS multitouch Retina HD display with 1334 × 750 pixels (326 ppi)
  • 12 MP camera with f/1.8 aperture, optical image stabilization, and 5x digital zoom
  • 7 MP FaceTime HD camera with f/2.2 aperture and 1080p HD recording capability
  • Non-mechanical Touch ID home button driven by new Taptic Engine
  • 11a/b/g/n/ac Wi‑Fi + MIMO Bluetooth 4.2 + NFC


Fun Fact: The iPhone 7 has some new additions on the front face, including a camera that (Apple claims) is 60% faster and 30% more efficient than previous generations, a true tone flash that’s 50% brighter than the iPhone 6S’ flash and a backlit IPS display that has a 25% brighter screen than the 6S.


Tools Needed for the iPhone 7

  • Tweezers
  • Opening Picks
  • Spudger
  • iSclack
  • 64-Bit Driver Kit


Fun fact: The iPhone 7 comes in matte black, rose gold, silver, gold and jet black.


Instructions for the iPhone 7


Step One: Opening an iPhone

  1. Use your iSclack to open up your iPhone 7 (put it in the bottom)
  2. The iPhone 7 will open up like a book
  3. Remove the front panel
  4. Use the spudger to pop off the display connectors


Fun Fact: The iPhone 7 is 5 grams lighter than the iPhone 6S.


Step Two: Opening Up and Check Out

  1. Check out the iPhone 7 camera features:
    • f/1.8 aperture and 6-element lens
    • 12 MP sensor
    • Four LEDs
    • Flicker sensor
  2. Remove the camera to reveal the audio baffle (the non-headphone jack headphone jack)
  3. Use the spudger to break down the adhesive underneath the battery and use the three pull tabs to pop it out


Fun Fact: Apple claims the iPhone 7 will provide upto 14 hours of talk time, 14 hours of WiFi and 10 Days of standby.


Step Three: Check Out The Specs

  1. Check out the battery, a 8 V, 1960 mAh battery is rated for a capacity of 7.45 Wh
  2. Take a look at all the specs hidden underneath the battery:
    • Stick-on Wi-Fi diversity antenna
    • Rubber speaker grille gasket hidden underneath the speaker’s output duct
  3. Check out the SIM card Eject path
  4. Remove the login board and check out:
    • Qualcomm MDM9645MLTE Cat. 12 Modem
    • Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24 SoC + Samsung 2 GB LPDDR4 RAM (as denoted by the markings K3RG1G10CM-YGCH)
    • Skyworks 78100-20
    • Avago AFEM-8065 and AFEM-8055 Power Amplifier Module
  5. Flip it over and check out:
    • Qualcomm WTR4905Multimode LTE Transceiver
    • Qualcomm WTR3925RF Transceiver
    • Qualcomm PMD9645 Power Management IC
    • SK Hynix H23QEG8VG2ACS32 GB Flash
    • Murata 339S00199 Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Module
    • NXP 67V04 NFC Controller
    • Dialog 338S00225 Power Management IC
    • Bosch Sensortec BMP280Barometric Pressure Sensor
    • Skyworks 13702-20 Diversity Receive Module
    • Skyworks 13703-21 Diversity Receive Module
    • Skyworks 77363-1
    • Apple/Cirrus Logic 338S00105 Audio Codec
    • Cirrus Logic 338S00220 Audio Amplifier(x2)
    • Lattice Semiconductor ICE5LP4K
  6. Don’t forget to look at the last ICs:
    • Avago LFI626 200157
    • NXP 610A38
    • TDK EPCOS D5315
    • Texas Instruments 62W8C7P
    • Texas Instruments 65730A0P Power Management IC
  7. Take out the lightning connector (it’ll take some prying)
  8. With nothing much left, check out the antenna flex cable


Well, if the iPhone 7 is as durable as it is while trying to destroy it piece by piece, it’s looking like a pretty good phone. Although, there’s nothing avoiding a smashed screen. That’s just inevitable. So, whether you already have an iPhone 7, need to repair iPhone 7 or simply want to prepare for the future, Digital Supply USA has all the repair parts you need.