iPhone 5s Lightning Connector
The guide is absolutely perfect right up to this point. But, when it comes time to put the new part in, it completely falls apart. There are 3 components that must be switched over from your existing Lightning Connector assembly. THERE IS NO MENTION WHATSOEVER of this at all. Worse yet, I tried to submit an additional step detailing exactly what you need to swap over and where the component go, compete with closeup photos, but it was denied without explanation. I really think iFixit dropped the ball big time on this one. I'm an auto technician by trade so this setback was not an issue for me, but I have a feeling many customers will be completely confused when they reach the end of this guide as it's written.
In any case, the 3 components you need to swap over are:
- A thin stip that goes along the left and top edges of the headphone jack.
- The bracket that holds the connector into which the Touch ID cable plugs.
- The rubber microphone cover.