As we often see following major device announcements, the iFixit crew comes in with a teardown. Having said that, the latest has been shared, and yes, this one is giving everyone a look at the insides of the newly announced HTC One (M8). Or maybe more accurate for the overall picture here, the iFixit crew is offering a look at how to properly take the HTC One (M8) apart.
Of course, we should make mention of the warning that sits at the beginning of the One (M8) teardown page. The one about how these are to “provide a look inside a device and should not be used as disassembly instructions.” It seems in this case that rings especially true as the handset was given a repairability score of 2.
For those not familiar with the iFixit ranking system — that is a 2 out of 10, with 10 being the easiest to repair. Comments included here touched on how it was very difficult to open things up without causing damage, and about how this makes “every component extremely difficult to replace.” While this isn’t necessarily good news for those who crack the display, there is a potential bright side.
The positive comment coming with that 2 out of 10 rating was how the handsets “solid external construction improves durability.” Anyway, the teardown for the HTC One (M8) was a 19 step process and fully documented on the iFixit website. You should make sure to hit the link below the video if for no other reason than to check the full set of images.