iFixit: replacing an iPhone 13 screen at a third-party repair shop disables Face ID

05 November 2021
The culprit is a teeny, tiny little chip that appeared on the display's flex cable.

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  • Anonymous

And this is a surprise?

No really I think it would be article worthy if they (Apple) did allow it, not allowing to fix it yourself is exactly how it was in the first place, so this is common sense they would not change that (which is sad, but the whole smartphone market is sad so...)

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 05 Nov 2021Funny, when iPhone XR had LCD everyone was whining how Appl... moreI don't have a problem with LCD. My iPhone 7 screen looks as good as ever.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 05 Nov 2021Funny, when iPhone XR had LCD everyone was whining how Appl... more*person whining

Not people. Led or lcd, both are good

  • cyber

this will only work if you have original display picked from a locked phone,otherwise chinese copy displays may not have same wiring and where chip to be soldered

  • Adul Al Salami Kebab

Once again they wanna sabotage 3rd party repair, first they didn't wanna give out parts to them, then they did every dirty trick to sabotage their 3rd party parts after that... This is just the latest dirty trick!

  • Anonymous

IpsDisplay, 05 Nov 2021Hmm apple boys says apple was looking out for then when the... moreFunny, when iPhone XR had LCD everyone was whining how Apple is cheapening. Now they use OLED across the range and people are whining over OLED now. Really?

  • Magnificent Suleiman

This was already known, Hugh Jeffreys on Youtube did a video showing this and the rest of software locks Apple has put in the i13.

As always, other companies will at first mock and then copy everything Apple does.

  • Anonymous

MAVERICK-, 05 Nov 2021Who the F goes around stealing people's displays....ty... moreLol. I'm not even an apple fan, nor do I use iPhone. That was a joke, quite obviously

Hmm apple boys says apple was looking out for then when they slowed down phones on purpose to "save battery"

Without the consent of users

What's their defence for this?

Apple is one evil company, the industry has sealed in batteries...

And they've switch to OLED screens which damage even faster and needs more repairs..

And they really don't want to to fix it yourself lol

Anonymous, 05 Nov 2021Without face ID, you cannot unlock the screen of iphone. ... moreU can, just punch in the unlock code 🤷‍♂️

  • Anonymous

nothing new, hardly surprising!

L.O.R.D, 05 Nov 2021The lengths they will go to restrict third party repairs. I... moreWho the F goes around stealing people's displays....typical apple fans boys, always defending a company that does give a sh*t about them

  • Anonymous

YUKI93, 05 Nov 2021Normally, I always oppose third-party repair restrictions t... moreWithout face ID, you cannot unlock the screen of iphone.
That's the thing here.

Where's the Apple fanboi take on this?
I don't see anyone of those here... 🤔

Normally, I always oppose third-party repair restrictions top brands have done for the sake of capitalism. But in this case, I definitely don't mind not having a Face ID. A fingerprint scanner (Touch ID) is still way better than facial recognition (Face ID), especially a physical scanner.

Mikeromeoz, 05 Nov 2021One thing, besides being put on the front side, I'd sa... moreNot even. They just put the speaker on the bezel. Android phones do it since 2019

Apple working against independent repair shops... And water is wet so nothing new here.
But it's disheartening to see that it's almost impossible to repair $1000 devices unless you shell out a ridiculous sum again or buy a new one. While US keeps dithering on right to replace laws let's hope the EU does something soon enough.

One thing, besides being put on the front side, I'd say the face id sensor really shouldn't have anything to do with the screen. Why would they put that chip there instead of, say, being one with the mainboard, if they're not intentionally restricting third party repairs? Smh my head apple.

Also, I don't think this is done for the smaller notch's sake. All they did was literally shrink the face id/front cam array a little and cut the bezels on the screen a little bit.

Anonymous, 05 Nov 2021How this is environmental friendly?If your environment is an offshore tax haven, this is super environmentally friendly. The most!
If you're against it, you're a commie America hater and the reason Apple refuses to pay taxes there.

I rather stick to android