New design still feels familiar
In addition to changing the case and giving the phone a larger screen, Apple also repositioned the front camera, moved the headphone jack, and replaced the traditional 30-pin docking connector with the new Lightning connector. What hasn't changed are the position of the home button, power button, ring/silent switch, volume buttons, speakers, and case screws.
Cracking Open observations
Redesigned case eases DIY repairs: The iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S weren't difficult to open, but working on them was complicated by the phones' design: two glass panels, separated by an internal metal frame. Luckily, Apple ditched this two-panel design in favor of a wrap-around metal ca... [Read more]