Nope. Been around since the 5S/5C days.
Cool idea on the “Live Teardown”… as always great photography and good explanations.
Far as step 5 (Screen removal). The flex cables look very similar to the iphone 7. From reading the comments above the tech mentions some frame differences. Have you by chance plugged the screen assembly into an iphone 7 to see if the LCD+Digi/3D touch/home button work, and maybe front camera assembly work as well?