The Ins and Outs of the iPhone 8

The iPhone 8 may not be the newest Apple device but it’s definitely one of the most popular… Especially considering the iPhone X will break your bank. And for the first time ever, not having the latest iPhone is actually acceptable within the elite clique of avid Apple fans because let’s get serious here, who can really afford to buy and fix an iPhone X. So, iPhone 8 it is!  

 

Crash Course on the iPhone 8

In this guide, you’ll be opening up your iPhone 8 and seeing what this Apple device truly has to offer.  Here are some awesome new features to get excited about:

  • 4.7-inch IPS multitouch Retina HD display with 1334 × 750 resolution (326 ppi)
  • 12 MP camera with ƒ/1.8 aperture, optical image stabilization, and 5x digital zoom
  • 7 MP FaceTime HD camera with ƒ/2.2 aperture and 1080p HD recording capability
  • Support for fast-charge and Qi wireless charging
  • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi‑Fi w/MIMO + Bluetooth 5.0 + NFC
  • A11 Bionic chip with embedded M11 motion coprocessor
  • 64 or 256 GB onboard storage capacity

 

Fun Fact: The iPhone 8 rear panel is reinforced with “an internal laser-welded steel and copper structure”, making a broken iPhone screen less inevitable. However, you can always learn how to fix a cracked iPhone 8 screen at Digital Supply USA.  

 

Key Features on the iPhone 8

  • The iPhone 8 doesn’t let down in terms of new technology. Here are some of best features offered with this Apple device:
  • Solid-state home button (with Touch ID fingerprint sensor)
  • IPS Display
  • New glass rear panel wit 8-lay color finish
  • Brand new charging coil and black "tape" (for wireless charging, possibly?)

  

Tools Needed for the iPhone 8

  • P2 Pentalobe Screwdriver
  • Phillips #000 Screwdriver
  • Y000 tri-point Screwdriver
  • Opening Picks
  • iOpener
  • iSclack
  • Spudger
  • Curved Razor Blade

 

Instructions to Take Apart and Analyze the iPhone 8

 

Step One: Crack it Open

  1. Heat and apply the iOpener to the outer edge of the iPhone 8
  2. Use the iSclack tool and opening picks to break up the adhesive
  3. Open the iPhone 8 like a book

Fun Fact: Both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 have an IP67 water resistance rating.

Step Two: Check it Out

  1. Start unscrewing the Phillips #000 screws – a nice change from the tricky tri-point screws Apple is known to use
  2. Disconnect the battery, display and home button cables and instantly, the iPhone 8 screen is freed
  3. Pull on the traditional battery adhesive strips to remove the battery (Yes, you can finally remove all four at once!)
  • The battery is 3.82 V, 1821 mAh cell will deliver up to 6.96 Wh of power
  • The drop in capacity is met with claims made by Apple that the battery life is comparable to previous devices
  • Remove the main camera out of the logic board and take a look:
  • The camera has the same ƒ/1.8, 6-element lens but everything else is fresh, new and improved
  • The sensor is bigger than the iphone 7’s
  • Specs are the same with 12 MP resolution
  • Improved image processing software

Fun Fact: The easy removable of the battery makes it easy to fix the device with an iPhone 8 battery replacement part.

Step Three: Get To The Bottom Of It

  1. Remove the new Lightning port bracket that reinforces the Taptic Engine
    1. Here you’ll find the return of the frustratingly tricky tri-point screws
    2. The battery specs:82 V and 2900 mAh, for a total of 11. (A small but nice upgrade from the iPhone 6 Plus)
  2. Locate the hidden screw found under the waterproof silicone seal
  3. Remove the logic board and check out:
    • Qualcomm MDM9655Snapdragon X16 LTE modem
    • Skyworks SkyOne SKY78140
    • Avago 8072JD130
    • P215 730N71T - likely an envelope tracking IC
    • Skyworks 77366-17 quad-band GSM power amplifier module
    • NXP 80V18 secure NFC module
    • Apple 339S00434A11 Bionic SoC layered over SK Hynix H9HKNNNBRMMUUR 2 GB LPDDR4x RAM
  4. Flip the logic board over to see:
    • Toshiba TSBL227VC3759 64 GB NAND flash storage
    • Qualcomm WTR5975Gigabit LTE RF transceiver and PMD9655 PMIC
    • Broadcom 59355—Likely an iteration of BCM59350 wireless charging IC
    • NXP 1612A1—Likely an iteration of the 1610 tristar IC
    • Skyworks 3760 3576 1732 RF Switch and SKY762-21 247296 1734 RF Switch
    • Apple/USI 170804 339S00397 WiFi/Bluetooth module
    • Apple 338S00248, 338S00309 PMIC, and S3830028
  5. Head on over to view the speaker and barometric
    • The speakers are said to be 25% loud than previous devices
  6. Check out the Apple-branded Qi (pronounced chee) “tape” that allows for wireless charging
  7. Separate the rear glass on iPhone 8 by reheating the iOpener and using whatever tools you can find – the adhesive is tough
  8. Note the light sensor is covered with a colored filter, believed to be for the True Tone system

Fun Fact: Replacing an iPhone 8 screen or iPhone 8 battery is actually quite easy due to the easy access!  

Our conclusion? The iPhone 8 is a notable device! It introduces lots of new technology, advanced water and dust seals, and it’s fairly easy to fix an iPhone 8 on your own. All you need is the parts and instructions provided to you on Digital Supply USA.  

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