Is iPhone 5S GSM or CDMA?
Yes. All iPhone 5s have both GSM and CDMA hardware. Unlocking only Applies to the GSM portion of the iPhone. To use Sprint, Sprint would still need to activate the CDMA portion of the iPhone on their network for 3G and lower network access, and they are known to reject earlier iPhones.
Is iPhone 5S stereo?
Display and sound You likely won’t notice it. The 5S sounds exactly like the 5. For phone calls that’s good, but the bottom-mounted mono speaker is still beneath Apple’s standards. One can only hope Apple adds some level of stereo audio on the iPhone 6.
Is iPhone 5S A1453 GSM or CDMA?
AT and T-Mobile are selling the GSM model (A1533); Sprint is selling the CDMA model (A1453); and Verizon Wireless is selling the CDMA model (A1533). The AT and T-Mobile versions of the iPhone 5S are identical.
What networks still support iPhone 5s?
The T-Mobile-issued iPhone 5s is compatible with AT’s 3G and 4G networks, and compatible with Verizon and Sprint’s 4G networks (i.e. no 3G, so you’ll have no service in the absence of a 4G signal).
Is it worth replacing an iPhone 5s battery?
If your device is still under warranty, yes, definitely replace the battery. With the warranty, the repair should be free or low cost. If it’s recently out of warranty and still working well for your needs, it probably makes sense to replace the battery.
Where can I get teardown of iPhone 5S?
Step 1 iPhone 5s Teardown. An iPhone release means a trip to the future—the iFixit teardown crew has traveled 17 hours forward in time to get the iPhone 5s early. We want to send out a big thanks to our good friends at MacFixit Australia for letting us use their office in Melbourne for the teardown.
What makes the iPhone 5S an iterative design?
A great example of Apple’s iterative design, the 5s shows some streamlining and optimization in its internal construction. Gone are those silly antenna interconnect cables, leaving one less thing to break or get accidentally disconnected. If only they had decided to move that antenna connector from the bottom of the logic board to the top…
Is it possible to repair an iPhone 5S?
This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your iPhone 5s, use our service manual. An iPhone release means a trip to the future—the iFixit teardown crew has traveled 17 hours forward in time to get the iPhone 5s early.
Is it possible to disassemble an iPhone 5C?
Adhesive on the antenna connectors hinder disassembly. The battery has lost the 5’s convenient pull tab, and gained more resilient adhesive—it now requires heat and prying to remove. The iPhone 5c still uses Pentalobe screws on the exterior, making the 5c difficult to open.