The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus get the iFixit teardown treatmentBy Tim Schiesser 10 comments
Just hours after going on sale to the general public, iFixit has managed to get both new iPhone models in their hands to perform their signature teardowns. As these in-depth articles usually do, several parts of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus hardware have now been revealed.
Starting with the smaller iPhone 6, iFixit has revealed that it's packing a 1,810 mAh (3.82 V, 6.91 Wh) lithium-ion polymer battery, which is 16% larger than the iPhone 5s' 1,560 mAh unit. With a display that's 38% larger, Apple is betting on energy efficiency improvements elsewhere to keep the iPhone 6 lasting as long as its predecessor.
Also revealed as part of the teardown is 1 GB of LPDDR3 RAM, a Qualcomm MDM9625M LTE modem to accompany the Apple A8 SoC, and a simpler internal design overall that assists with repairs.
Inside the iPhone 6 Plus is a much larger 2,915 mAh (3.82 V, 11.1 Wh) battery, which contributes to the handset having better battery life than its smaller brother. The same 1 GB of RAM is found inside, as is the Qualcomm LTE modem and Apple A8 SoC. iFixit also managed to take apart the camera unit, revealing the small electromagnetic coils that provide optical image stabilization.
If you want to get a closer look at the hardware of the latest iPhones, head over to iFixit's teardowns for the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus.