The iphone SE is Apple s latest phone but you can t tell, because it mimics the outdated iphone 5s! Admittedly, the iphone 6S design is not brand new either, but people consider its round edges and the characteristic backplate to be rather still new. Some chinese merchants must agree, because they created a new backplate for the 4-inch iphone 5(S/SE) that looks a lot like the one on the iphone 6(S), but smaller. To figure out how the iphone SE fares disguised as a modern iphone, Our site dared a spirited attempt and exclusively announces: the iphone 6 SE.
Iphone 6 SE: tricky conversion
You housing in order to swap the iphone s should know exactly what you re doing. Each ever so tiny screw, all the wires and covers must be moved into their new home. While the extraction of the logic board is rather simple, the flat cables under the board are harder to remove: pull to strongly and a conductor path might be severed in the process. Obey the supreme rule: do it step by step, slowly and remember where all the parts go. Even our most experienced engineer needed more than two hours for the entire transformation. Our interim conclusion: only if you have a lot of experience working on iphones and understand how those parts work together, you should even consider taking the chance.
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Iphone 6 SE: There goes your warranty
There is one huge disadvantage when you convert your iphone into to iphone 6 SE, especially if you want to claim damages unrelated to your project: Once you open your phone, the warranty and your Apple care protection plan expire. Even if you convert your iphone back to its original state, Apple is likely going to know that you have fiddled with it and will almost certainly not replace or repair it.
Iphone designed and made in China: quality, a foreign word
The biggest problem is the backplate its eleven. Although the creators tried really hard and even glued faux Apple logos and a model number (identical to iphone 6) on it, the home-made iphone 6 SE isn t nearly as well manufactured as se original iphone or the iphone 6. The connectors are not flush-mounted, the logos are just stickers, and the prominent camera cuts through the faux antenna lines. Buttons are hard to press and sharply edged. But: For it s price you do get a piece suitable for daily use.
Iphone 6 SE: verdict
First the most important finding: only attempt the iphone conversion if you re a pro. If you have never opened on the iphone before, you are most likely going to fail. There are a lot of delicate parts that break easily on the inside, when assembled incorrectly. Furthermore, you loose you warranty, so it s not a good idea to swap the housing on a new phone like the iphone se. Furthermore, the Apple s backplate quality is not up the quality standards that customers expect. As nice as this idea might seem the price is too high. Except you really want on exceptional phone then go get that screwdriver!
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The iphone SE pretty is old housing in a trapped. But if you really want to, and you can change it into something more modern, and we tell you how. Exclusive iphone 6 SE: this is how you build it