iPhone 12 Camera Module Can’t Be Replaced by Third-Party Technicians: Report

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iPhone 12 reparability test by iFixit reveals that the camera module on the newest Apple providing isn’t swappable. If the iPhone 12 camera module is transferred to a different iPhone 12, it turns into completely unusable. iFixit says that Apple could also be seeking to come down arduous on third-party repairs with this iPhone 12 camera concern. Furthermore, Apple’s inner coaching information accessed by iFixit ascertains that this is not a {hardware} defect however is a software program tweak that Apple may or may not have deliberately launched. The information explains to authorised technicians that they might want to run Apple’s proprietary cloud-linked System Configuration app to completely restore cameras and screens on iPhone 12 and later cellphones.

In its report, iFixit says that when an iPhone 12 camera is transferred to a different iPhone 12, it would not work reliably in any respect. The report explains that it seems to work initially, however ‘fails miserably in precise use.’ After the swap, the camera just responds to particular modes, hangs sometimes, refuses to modify to ultra-wide mode, and turns into utterly unresponsive on some events.

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It ought to be famous that the identical behaviour doesn’t get repeated when the iPhone 12 Pro cameras are swapped, and it just appears to be affecting iPhone 12 models. This could possibly be a software program tweak that Apple can have unintentionally launched, and a repair could also be rolled out now that the issue has been referred to as out. However, given Apple’s identified discouragement in opposition to repairing its gadgets with third-party technicians, this little tweak – if launched deliberately – would not come as an excessive amount of of a shock.

iFixit also dug into Apple’s authorised inner coaching guides for iPhone 12. It explicitly tells technicians that beginning with iPhone 12, they might want to run Apple’s proprietary cloud-linked System Configuration app to completely restore cameras and screens.

In the previous, display points have been reported when technicians tried to swap LCD display screen on iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 Plus. This was as a result of Apple used three distinct producers for these cellphones. It stays to be seen whether or not the same unplanned concern plagues iPhone 12, or if Apple is deliberately discouraging third-party repairs. iFixit earlier gave it a repairability rating of 6 out of 10, however is now reconsidering it after the latest camera alternative concern emerged.

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