No, Apple isn’t hiding any secret buttons underneath its latest iPhone, but rather, it’s quite the opposite. An iPhone 14 teardown — as seen in the video above — shows that Apple is actually revealing a lot more on the inside, making the latest iteration the most accessible it’s ever been in a long time. Third-party iPhone 13 repairs can be a nightmare to deal with given how simply doing a screen replacement can cause certain features to stop working. Since most of the iPhone 13’s internal components are accessed from the front, breaking something during repairs is almost inevitable. Removing its rear panel is even more difficult, requiring specialty tools like a laser just to pry it open (via iFixit).
The iPhone 14, on the other hand, makes the process a lot easier now that the phone can be accessed through both the front and rear glass panels. Fortunately, most of the iPhone 14’s inner modules are secured by simple screws and some adhesive, making third-party repairs more feasible than before. It’s worth noting that having an iPhone 14’s rear glass replaced through Apple’s official service can cost as much as $170, with front glass replacements going for almost $300. Overall, the iPhone 14’s new internal redesign proves that sometimes, it’s not always about offering new features; instead, it’s what’s on the inside that counts.