The team at iFixit, a website that is best known for providing in-depth hardware teardowns of various products, was on hand for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch in Melbourne, Australia. The team quickly posted a detailed iPhone 6 Plus teardown, and it has now followed up with an iPhone 6 teardown as well.
The hardware teardown reveals that the iPhone 6 has a lot of similarities as its larger sibling, the iPhone 6 Plus, including a virtually identical design, Apple A8 processor with 64-bit architecture and 1 GB RAM. One notable difference is the battery, which is smaller than the iPhone 6 Plus, measuring in at 1810Ah at 3.82 volts and 6.91 Wh of energy.
The rest of the teardown provides a high-definition look at various internal components of the iPhone 6, including the main logic board, rear-facing camera module, gyroscope and accelerometer, flash storage, Wi-Fi module, NFC module, vibrator, internal speaker, headphone jack and Lightning connector.
iFixit gave the iPhone 6 a repairability score of 7 out of 10, noting that the battery is straightforward to access and that the fingerprint scanner cable has been relocated to make opening the iPhone 6 much safer than the iPhone 5s. Apple continues to use proprietary pentalobe screws on the exterior of the iPhone 6.
A few pictures from the teardown have been shared ahead.
You can watch the video of the teardown review of the iPhone 6 below:
Overall, the iPhone 6 is another impressive feat of engineering from Apple and appears to be reasonably easy to repair if necessary. Be sure to read the source article for a closer look at the full device teardown.
What do you think of the iPhone 6 teardown?[via iFixit]