Apple iPhone SE (2022) gets 5.5/10 repairability score in teardown

Ivan, 21 March 2022

The Apple iPhone SE (2022) got an average 5.5 our of 10 repairability score from PBKreviews in their disassembly video.

It's a pretty standard affair of prying open a modern smartphone - heating up the frame so that the screen adhesive loosens, prying out the screen, and then removing screws and connectors. But if you thought the latest SE can get some of its parts from the identical-looking iPhone SE from 2020, you'd be mistaken.

The display, which is the same in both size, resolution, and connectors, turns on but doesn't operate normally - touch input is non-functioning.

Interestingly, the battery of the new SE is bigger than that of the old one, around 10% bigger. The iPhone SE (2022) has a 2,018mAh pack, while the iPhone SE (2020) had a 1,821mAh one.

Here's the video.


Reader comments

  • rubbishmetoo
  • 28 Mar 2022
  • gLN

The screen may cost 200 to fix but the battery would not cost 300 to replace unless inflation reaches 20% more like 80 or less from apple

  • Julian M
  • 26 Mar 2022
  • 6ET

Classic marketing move to make the entry-level model cost you more than meets the eye, as if they got to make you pay (literally) for wanting a good deal rather than splurge for the more expensive models.

  • Anonymous
  • 25 Mar 2022
  • m62

Ah yes that's totally worth it for this already overpriced piece of junk

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