The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus models come with a removable rear glass panel for easy repair, according to TechCrunch and CNET. This makes these iPhone models the first that can be easily opened on the back of the iPhone 4S.


To replace the rear window on iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 models, Apple stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers must open the device from the display side, remove the components and install the “iPhone Rear System” part, i.e. the iPhone housing with all components except the display and rear camera . This part is attached to the customer’s original display and rear camera, as long as these parts are not damaged as well.

For iPhone 11 and older models with cracked back glass, Apple-authorized technicians simply replace the entire device. The new method for iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus will be cheaper and more environmentally friendly for Apple.

The early disassemblies of the iPhone 14 show that the device can still be opened from the display side as well, so this change should not affect screen repairs. Reviews did not mention the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max with an easily removable rear glass panel, suggesting the change is limited to standard models.

In the US, Apple Stores charges $ 169 and $ 199 to replace a damaged rear window on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, respectively, for both parts and labor. If the customer has AppleCare + coverage for iPhone, the fee is reduced to $ 29 for both models. These fees may vary with Apple Authorized Service Providers.

Orders for the iPhone 14 will start reaching customers on Friday, and the iPhone 14 Plus will be available from October 7.

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