The teardown reveals reworked innards
The smaller version of the iPhone 6 has already been disassembled by Apple blog Mac Otakara in Japan and it doesn’t appear as a surprise that the interior of the phone has been intricately designed and Apple has made all efforts to make sure that it fits all the components in the revamped layout. Everything has been revealed in the video which shows that Apple was forced to make a few adjustments and concessions in designing the ultra thin handset.
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You can take the example of the 1,810mAh battery which had to be fastened to the aluminum chassis via adhesive tabs. If you observe this closely then it certainly is a big change that sits somewhere between removable batteries from past iPhones and glued-in power packs from the current iPad lineup. Almost all components had to be tweaked a bit or redesigned so they could fit inside the 6.9-millimeter chassis which also includes the ear speaker, vibrator, iSight camera module and display.
If we look at the parts individually and very carefully, we would realize that the majority of the components that had been leaked earlier on have turned out to be quite accurate. This includes all the reports which were received prior to the official unveiling of the iPhone on the logic board, Touch ID, metal harnesses, flex cables and more. The famous repair firm iFixit have also carried on with their trend of live dissections with the 5.5 inch iPhone 6 Plus and the results that came out have confirmed the rumors that said that the 2,915mAh battery is rated at 3.82 V and 11.1 Watt hours.
Just as we found on the smaller 4.7 inch version of the iPhone 6, the iPhone 6 Plus also features redesigned components which are not just redesigned but are also relocated for instance, the vibrator motor which is now placed to the right of the battery. Instead of the rotating mass unit which was featured on the iPhone 5s, this time Apple has used a linear oscillating type vibrator for the iPhone 6. There is also another change, there was a linear oscillator found in iPhone 4S but the iPhone 6 Plus unit is rectangular.
Now if we move on to the logic board, Apple has the new A8 SoC which can be very easily spotted right above the phone's nano-SIM reader. The Hynix NAND flash module on the other hand rests on the flip side. Some other prominent features include Qualcomm's MDM9625M LTE-Advanced modem with support for carrier aggregation, two baseband chips from Avago, Triquint amps and silicon from usual players Skyworks and Broadcom.
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