iPhone SE (1st Gen) Prying and Opening
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The 1st generation iPhone SE, released March 31, 2016, is Apple's successor to the iPhone 5S as a low-cost alternative to their flagship iPhone 6s/6s Plus lineup. Like the iPhone 5S, the SE features a 4-inch, 1130-by-640 Retina display and TouchID sensor in the exact same form factor. Internally, the SE has the same A9 processor and 12-megapixel iSight camera as the 6s/6s Plus, but does not lack a 3D touch display. Storage options include 16 or 64 GB flash memory, and color options include Silver, Space Grey, Gold, and Rose Gold. The iPhone SE is distinguished from the 5S by the SE label printed on the rear case, as well as its matte chamfered edges, and the model numbers A1662, A1723, or A1724 printed on the rear case.
The most commonly needed repairs for the iPhone SE are cracked screens and dead battery replacements. iFixit carries the best iPhone SE screens and iPhone SE batteries on the market, along with a complete catalog of other iPhone SE parts for those less common repairs.
All iPhone SE repairs will require a Pentalobe P2 screwdriver in addition to standard precision electronics tools. Any repair that removes the battery from the chassis will require replacement adhesive strips. All iFixit Fix Kits come with all tools and replacement adhesive needed to complete the repair.
Once you’ve acquired all parts and tools, head to iFixit’s iPhone SE repair guides for step-by-step instructions on how to make the fix.
The iPhone SE earned a 6 out of 10 in iFixit’s repairability assessment. Watch the Teardown Review for more: