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iPhone 14 Plus teardown compares its repairability to that of the vanilla 14

The iPhone 14 Plus' internals. (Source: PBKReviews via YouTube)
A 14 Plus' internals. (Source: PBKReviews via YouTube)
The 14 Plus marks Apple's return to larger versions of base-model iPhones in 2022. Some of its prospective owners might want to know if it also has the same resurrected removable back cover as the base-model 14. A vlogging channel possibly best known for its device teardowns has just answered this question.

The new iPhone 14 Plus might be for those who look at their current 13 daily driver and think that it's perfectly sufficient - or would be, if it only had a bigger screen and battery. Then again, the vanilla 14 has an edge in that it has become far easier to pry the back glass off its frame in case the user wants to gain access to its internals.

Then again, the 14 Plus has now been shown to have acquired the same advantage: it is possible to get through the glue on both the front and rear panels, as with the 14. The YouTuber PBKReviews also revealed that it has an internal design that is sort of a cross between that of its smaller sibling and the top-end 14 Pro Max.

Accordingly, the 14 Plus was ultimately awarded the same repairability score (7/10) as the vanilla 14. Now, it only remains to be seen if the new model is as durable as the conventional 6.1-inch display variant.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-10-12 (Update: 2022-10-12)