iPhone Repair – Newest iPhone 8 and iPhone 10 repair questions, answered!

New iPhone 8 Repair and iPhone 10 repair

The new iPhones are here… and just in time for the 10th Anniversary of the Steve Jobs designed modern-era smartphone by Apple.  Steve Cook, speaking from the first time from the Steve Jobs Theatre at the new “Apple Park” campus in Cupertino California, announced the iPhone 8 and iPhone 10 products to much delight in a crowded Apple iPhone event on 12-September 2017.  While these new iPhones need a proper “teardown” to determine how repairable they are, we are beginning to understand the iPhone Screen Repair issues that can be expected with Apple’s latest iPhones designs.  And iPhone Repair shops will still have even better options than the Apple Store for iPhone Screen Repair and other types of iPhone Repairs.  This is great news for Apple consumers and others looking for the best value when repairing broken screens on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 10.

What’s the difference in iPhone 8 and iPhone X (10)?

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 10 are big releases for Apple.  The iPhone 10 in particular has many new features and removed some familiar old ones.  The big question on the minds of many Apple iPhone consumers is, what’s the main difference between the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 10 (X)… and which one should I buy?  Much has already been written about this, but it’s a LOT.  In particular, the iPhone 10 has no physical home button.  Instead, users will swipe up from the bottom using the new phone and will not need it any longer for login or using the phone or apps.  As for login, the iPhone X will be user-authenticated via facial recognition scans (your eyes and whole face) and this is a

iPhone repair and iPhone 8 Screen Repair
iPhone 8 Screen Repair

really big change.  You must LOOK at the phone to open it.  Apple says this gives more security and makes life easier.  We want to see it to understand that one as this is a big change…. and we just need to wait and “see” how well it actually works and if there are any drawbacks to this method of authenticating using facial recognition technology.

Of course, there are many chips inside the phone, but the home-made A11 Chip from Apple makes this possible… adding “Bionic Technology”, the new iPhone X is a big technology risk for Apple, the world’s most profitable company.  And it has been somewhat controversial that Apple removed the TouchID (fingerprint reader), something most consumers have grown to love in their older smartphones… from the iPhone 6s all the way through the iPhone 8.  It may be a smooth or rough transition for Apple iPhone users… we just will have to see the consumer reaction.  Will we have something akin to the revolt at losing the headphone jack on the iPhone 7 (something Phil Schiller once described as “courageous”)?  We are hoping for good on this one.

Breaking the new iPhone repair barriers

Now back to the iPhone repair shops issues.  When it comes to repairs, it seems the iPhone 8 will be the simpler of the 2 for iPhone Screen Repair.  It is most similar to the iPhone 7 in design (with the big exception of the all-glass back side) which was included for wireless charging.  And iPhone wireless charging will be available on both the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, as well as the iPhone X.  Apple made necessary design changes to enable wireless-charging on the iPhone 8, using the industry standard of this technology called Qi.  In fact, the Apple website is already selling a Belkin wireless charging pad for just $59.95.

When you want to fix a broken screen on an iPhone 8, the same front assembly of the screen and LCD will need to be carefully removed and replaced.  It is expected that Chinese vendors will supply the world’s repair shops with these screens as they have in the past.  Apple somewhat relies on these 3rd party repair companies to fix broken screens on their iPhones… as they simply cannot fix all the iPhone cracked screens worldwide.  Two screws at the bottom of the iP

hone 8 frame will need to be removed and replaced first, then the screen-assembly will be removed and carefully replaced.  Done right, this will fix the cracked screen properly and will even restore the water resistance that is part of the newest design.

For the iPhone 10, repairability is still a wait-and-see situation.  We need to know if the iPhone 10 design allows for 3rd parties to fix the screens.  And we hope you don’t need too many iPhone repair trips to RepairZoom or similar repair stores, with the supposedly stronger glass on these newest models.  If the past is any indication, it is likely they will be repairable, although expect them to be expensive (more than iPhone 8).

iOS 10 – iPhone Repair

The iOS 10 release is expected in September 2016, yet many users are already using the Beta version on their Apple iPhones and other devices.  Apple has issued 4 versions in Beta already, and 3 of these are public meaning anyone can download the newest iOS to their iPhones.  But how will the new iOS affect the iPhone Repair industry… will any changes be required?

The latest iOS 10 will enable a lot of exciting new features on your iPhones.  There will be cool and fast new folder animations, a new Control Center splash page, redesigned emoji characters and a lot more cool stuff.

iOS 10 iPhone Repair
iOS 10 iPhone Repair

But how cool will iOS 10 be?  Will it live up the Apple’s hype for your iPhone and iPad?  And “10” is big milestone number too putting even more pressure on the developers from Apple.

As typical, the first details of iOS 10 came at the WWDC 2016 event in San Francisco.  This is the same event where they introduced the details of  watchOS 3 and mac OS Sierra.  That’s a lot of new software… all designed to seamlessly work together to integrate your mobile iOS devices and your Apple and Mac Computers.  And in true apple style, the apps will me powerful yet easy to navigate.  Simple and clean.

As you’ll read in our iOS 10 first look, it’s filled with major changes for your daily phone and tablet routine, but don’t worry, all of the new features are for the best – and absolutely free to download.  And if you do need an iPhone repair in the future, the iOS 10 will not get in the way.  There are no special new lock-outs or other features that will hinder your ability to repair a broken iPhone screen at Apple or at a leading third party repair company like RepairZoom or others.

Many power users are already fully engaged with iOS 10 and have been using it for many months.  It is touted by Apple as Big, Bold, and Beautiful!  There will be lots of changes to Messages in particular.  You will be able to hand write directly on the screen.  This is similar to an iWatch feature and it’s very cool and personalized.  Also introduced in Messages will be a cool feature called “invisible ink” – which lets you have images be destroyed after you send them.  Hmmm… could this have been SnapChat inspired?

Maps will also be much more fully integrated into your iPhone.  You will see navigation and places inserted all over the place and seamlessly so.  iTunes on your iPhone will be upgraded.  And you will see the introduction of an entirely new App form Apple, called Home.  This is the start of integrating home automation with your iPhone.  Super cool?  Honey, can you start the dishwasher from my iPhone?

But rest assured.  iPhone repair needs will still be needed with your new iPhone 7 and iOS 10.  The iPhones will still break easily with so much glossy glass on the surface.  But you will be very happy to know that the prices of the repairs will still be relatively inexpensive and easy.