Home Tech iFixit disassembles iPhone 13 Pro.Face ID doesn’t work when I replace it with a third-party screen –Engadget Japanese version

iFixit disassembles iPhone 13 Pro.Face ID doesn’t work when I replace it with a third-party screen –Engadget Japanese version

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I mentioned last weekend that repairer iFixit started disassembling the iPhone 13 Pro, but after that the disassembly and analysis was done and additional information was released.

One of the eye-catching changes of the latest model is a floodlight illuminator (which makes it easier to identify the face with infrared rays) and a dot projector (which projects and maps more than 30,000 dots on the face). It is a new Face ID system summarized in. In addition to this, by moving the earphone speaker into the upper bezel, we were able to reduce the notch (the notch at the top of the screen, which stores Face ID related parts) by 20% as Apple’s nominal.

Also, if you replace the display, Face ID will not work. The result is that no matter what display you replace, you will not be able to use it, and you will not be able to port the entire sensor from the old screen.

iFixit speculates that “it seems that the display is serially locked (linked to each individual) to the mobile phone”, but this is also the YouTube channel “Phone Repair Guru” “This iPhone is a real Apple display I’m demonstrating that the error message “I can’t check if is attached” is displayed.

Now back to iFixit’s analysis, I’m guessing that the iPhone 13 Pro has a new “touch-integrated OLED panel.” The touch-integrated OLED panel is a combination of the touch panel layer and organic EL layer of the display. This explains the benefits such as cost, material, thickness and the number of cables that are easily torn by mistake (conventionally required to connect the touch panel and the organic EL panel).

Furthermore, by moving the front speaker into the upper bezel, one screw is added under the logic board. For this reason, it seems that the repair is complicated because it is necessary to remove the entire board to replace the speaker.

iFixit’s customary repairability score is 5 out of 10 which is 1 point less than last year’s iPhone 12 Pro. Although the internal design states that “the ease of replacement of the display and battery is prioritized,” the following two points are subject to deduction.

  • The fact that the back glass is doubled means that the damage caused by dropping is also doubled.Also, although durability is improving year by year, there is still no easy way to replace the back glass.

  • Software binding of parts unnecessarily complicates many repairs, undermines the reliability of third-party repairs, and reduces important device functionality when repaired without Apple’s proprietary calibration tools. Will end up

The US government is also working on unreasonable repair restrictions by major manufacturers, accelerating the move to promote “rights to repair,” that is, the right of consumers to bring in repairs to non-manufacturer-authorized repairers. The iPhone 13 series may also be criticized for designs and systems that are considered to prevent repairs by non-Apple and non-authorized providers.

Source:iFixit

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