Wow, I can’t believe its been almost 3 years already since the last time I repaired someones phone. I’ve been in the Cellular Industry for more than 15 years, and used to repair a crazy amount of phones daily. I don’t really offer to repair people’s phones for them, however when my Co-Worker Jim told me that his screen cracked, and it was going to cost an arm and a leg to get it repaired, I had to help him out. I told him where we can get a high quality replacement LCD assembly from, and of course I wouldn’t charge him anything to install it for him.
The damage on Jim’s phone wasn’t too bad, however tiny pieces of glass were starting to come off the bottom left corner. This was actually my first time working on a iPhone 7 Plus, and I was impressed. It was well constructed on the inside. Much better than the previous model iPhones.
Another thing that Apple did new, they changed up some of the screws. Thanks to the geniuses at Apple, I had to order a special 0.6mm Y000 Y tip screwdriver for some of the screws on the shields. I bought it on Amazon and it worked perfectly. The people who left bad reviews on Amazon saying that they couldn’t undo the screws with the Y000 need to try again.
Huge improvement on the home button also. The previous model home buttons were so flimsy. The ribbons used to be very bad quality, and poorly designed. This new design is awesome!
So as I mentioned before, there were a few design changes (For the better), but anyone technician who has worked on previous model iPhones shouldn’t have any issues working on the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus. Just make sure you get the 0.6mm Y000 screwdriver. On top of the usual repair tools, I strongly recommend a good heat gun (makes a huge difference), and ceramic tip tweezers for any repair work.