iFixit brought in a new toy for its iPhone 15 teardown video Friday — an Olympus DSX1000 digital microscope. That enabled magnification of up to 7,000x on the tiny bits inside Apple’s newest base handset.
Watch the video below and see some shots from it above and below.
iPhone 15 teardown video takes a close look with extreme magnification
In a video entitled, “iPhone 15 Teardown: A Microscopic Look Inside The iPhone 15,” iFixit carried out an internal examination of the handset similar to its look inside iPhone 15 Pro Max recently, but with one key difference: insane magnification.
Otherwise, the video showed the usual disassembly and even came to some similar conclusions. It praised both the iPhone 15 and the Pro Max for their numerous modular components, improving repairability. But only so much.
Repairability improving, but only so much so far
But the site gave both handsets scores of 4 out of 10 on repairability, in part because disassembly is still pretty tricky. And the scores are “provisional” pending Apple making parts and manuals available in the coming months.
And if you dig teardown, you can watch another iPhone 15 Pro teardown video here.
Borrowed digital microscope
Here’s how iFixit described its effort with iPhone 15 under the microscope:
Today we’re taking an up close look at the iPhone 15, and I mean up close. We had a couple of partners on this teardown. Thanks to Evident Scientific we had a microscope in the office this year, and all our zoomed in shots came from the DSX1000 they kindly allowed us to borrow. And as always our friends at Creative Electron provided us with a preview of the innards of the iPhone 15 through the magic of x-ray vision.
Watch the video