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With the back half of the display assembly dispatched, we set to work removing the display from the front glass.

This particular machine uses a vacuum to secure the iPhone's glass to a heated surface. This process helps to weaken the optically clear adhesive (OCA) that secures the glass to the actual display.

Once the OCA had been sapped of its sticky strength, a .08 mm molybdenum wire makes short work of fully separating the LCD from the glass panel.

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