iPhone 6s Teardown


The display assembly weighs in at a whopping 60 grams—a 15 gram increase over the one found in the iPhone 6. Almost every iPhone 6 have problems with 'clicking sound' from the display when pressing in the corners.

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Have you looked at the adhesive to see if it looks like it was pre-formed and placed in the case or if it looks like it was applied as a thin beed of caulking? Any desire to get a chemical analysis of it? No, offcourse not, it was not for waterproof Almost every iPhone 6 have problems with 'clicking sound' from the display when pressing in the corners.

They have replaced so much iPhones for this problem, so they added the adhesive on the 6S to avoid this problem With the display assembly popped up, we can already spot some internal differences between the 6s and its predecessor. The all-new Taptic Engine takes up a large chunk of space below the battery, which might explain the slight reduction in battery size. Apple has also condensed the display assembly connections into three cables, as opposed to the four seen in the iPhone 6.

Despite the Coriolis effect , for screwdrivers it is still righty tighty and lefty loosy—even down under. So for those who were wondering—yes, we still twisted to the left.

Once inside, we find, as we hoped, Phillips screws. We're glad Apple limits the inclusion of Pentalobe screws solely to the bottom of the rear case. After some careful spudgering, the display assembly comes free without much of a fight.

The display assembly weighs in at a whopping 60 grams—a 15 gram increase over the one found in the iPhone 6. In fact, that's the same weight as the much larger display on last year's 6 Plus! The additional capacitive sensors that Apple integrated into the display backlight have really beefed this thing up.

Save for the reduction in cables, and a slightly different LCD shield plate design, the old and new display assemblies seem pretty visually similar. In order to take out the shield plate we first have to remove a bracket, speaker, and the FaceTime camera. While the FaceTime camera has jumped from 1. We have to take a moment to calm down as we get closer to unearthing the secrets of the new 3D Touch display assembly.

By the way, we want to again! Apple initially ordered from 3 different vendors, but only LG Electronics was able to meet Apple's requirements. Confirmed by friend who works at LG and he was at that factory for 1 month until Sept 25 for production rate and quality checks.

Additional to the 3D-Touch-IC there must be some Force-Touch sensor structures strain gauges like the Trackpads' ones or capacitive etc.

Is there any wiring or some structure able to see? I guess it is between glass surface and this metal shield Extracting the home button from its cozy cutout is a breeze. If issues develop with the home button, the absence of solder or adhesive will make it an easy fix. So far, no real evidence of any chip responsible for the "faster and better than ever" Touch ID, but hey, if Apple said so it must be true. How can i determine if it is the original home Botton is there any particular sign??

Ty cause it make me trouble when i restore. A blast of X-ray radiation reveals a peek at the linear oscillating mechanism underlying Apple's latest mechanical wonder, said to reach peak output after just one oscillation. That's not Photoshopped for contrast—dense materials like magnets absorb more X-rays, so the haptic feedback mechanism looks dark and crisp compared to other materials like the aluminum frame.

Once removed, there is not much showing what is going on inside—just a couple spring contacts, some cryptic markings, and big label complete with the Apple logo mark. What the use of this engine?. If you 3D Touch your phone while wearing X-ray specs, this is what you'll see. Shake it like a Polaroid picture , Taptic Engine. We breathe a sigh of relief every time we see those nice battery adhesive pull tabs. Hopefully they never go extinct.

It turns out the rumors were true—battery capacity is down a bit, likely in order to make room for new features like the Taptic Engine and slightly thicker display. The Lithium-ion pack comes in at 3. It's a small but notable decrease from the mAh battery in last year's iPhone 6.

This iPhone's battery still has the same identity issues as last year's. Nevertheless, Apple says battery life holds steady at up to 14 hours of 3G talk time and 10 days of standby—the same as in the iPhone 6. A lot of this is likely due to more efficient silicon, which we're eager to get a look at We're rolling out a translation interface for our foreign viewers, but there are still a few bugs we're working out.

It should be back to English now. Thanks for the heads up! Is the physical thickness the same, or are the battery actually thinner then the iPhone 6 battery? This year's camera offers a substantial spec bump from the 6 , including the first resolution increase since the iPhone 4s. The new iSight camera also brings the iPhone into the arena of 4K video recording, which has previously been dominated by Android phones.

Increased pixel density often comes at the cost of a decrease in individual pixel quality, due to crosstalk from competing photodiodes, but this new iSight camera includes some cool technologies that mitigate that issue. There are electrically insulating trenches etched between the sensor's photodiodes, a process called Deep Trench Isolation , to compensate for leakage between densely-packed pixels.

The Thailand, Japan and US writing on the battery means that it meets certain safety rules for those countries. The funny-looking backwards-R hooked onto a U or is it a backwards-L?

This section needs a close-up of the NFC antrenna which is half removed when you remove the bracket that holds the camera. We find a strange 2. Add a new tool to your smartphone arsenal And out comes the Lovecraftian antenna unit seen in previous models. And now, for the moment we've all been waiting for It's time to reveal some ICs on the front of the logic board:.

I agree with Geoff. G2 standing for 2 GB, for a total of 4 GB. How did you expose the processor? I thought the cowling was glued on with some kind of thermal paste stuff. We can't confirm the die size, but the A9 package itself appears bigger—roughly That could represent a smaller die plus the addition of the embedded M9 and other functions.

If Bluetooth is in Wifi module, it might be still Broadcom's solution: Is this not the Booster Technology seen in the iPhone 6? It turns out this logic board has a secret weapon: They look like black foam hedges surrounding each of the gold connectors.

What can it mean? They appear to match a patent Apple filed back in March for waterproofing board-to-board connectors. When it comes to liquid damage, those cable connectors are among the most vulnerable parts of the phone. This would seem to explain recent tests showing the 6s and 6s Plus to be dramatically more resistant to liquid damage.

Time to pick out the last goodies. The first to drop: The 6s speaker appears to be a very close cousin to the speaker from the iPhone 6. We suspect the difference in shape can be attributed to the addition of the Taptic Engine. And now, the famous "everything cable" a. Beyond the two microphones, the Lightning cable assembly plays host to an impressive array of components:.

While the Lightning cable assembly is a fine example of engineering efficiency, it doesn't bode well for repairs. A single broken component means the whole cable will need to be replaced. That said, this device doesn't come with a water resistance rating, and we do not recommend getting your 6s wet. Water and smartphones are not the best of friends.

How does the "waterproofing" compare to the iPhone 6? It seems like this year, Apple paid less attention to sort of seal the case off. The iPhone 6s keeps up the decent work, earning a 7 out of 10 on the Repairability scale:. The display assembly continues to be the first component out, simplifying screen repairs.

The battery is straightforward to access. Removing it requires a proprietary pentalobe screwdriver and knowledge of the adhesive removal technique, but is not difficult.

The Touch ID cable is still tucked out of the way, but is paired to the logic board, complicating repairs. The iPhone 6s still uses proprietary Pentalobe screws on the exterior, requiring a specialty screwdriver to remove. Why do pentalobe screws ruin the repairability score, yet you don't mention that you need a special suction cup clamp to pull the screen off? The pentalobe screws shouldn't count against repairability.

I totally agree with this, plus I think that calling them "proprietary" is a bit of a stretch. You can pick up a pentalobe driver fairly cheaply on Amazon, if not your local hardware store. I agree, they've been using them for a long time and the tools are now readily available. Chances are if you need to get a Philips screwdriver small enough for the job, you can get a Pentalobe screwdriver from the same place.

You also don't need the iSclack, you can just use a regular suction cup; the iSclack was created to help you open the 5s without breaking the tripwire known as the TouchID cable. Enough with iFixit's chronic complaint about pentalope screws. You guys made your point over two years ago at least. It's what Apple uses period. So just get over it. These screwdrivers are readily available and anyone who fixes things ought to be use to having to getting specialty tools to do the job. It is no big deal.

You guys don't like them. The barrier to repair is people going into their phone using the wrong or worn-out tools. Pentalobe isn't a barrier - it's just a signpost saying "you're doing it wrong, get the proper toolkit". Going to your local hardware store to buy a set of screw drivers is NOT going to lead to a successful repair, even if pentalobe were not part of the equation.

Seems to me that the adhesive strips should be marking the score down, not the pentalobe screws. How much more time is that going to add to repairs now that we will have to apply fresh adhesive strips.

Having to source and replace the display adhesive strips complicates repair, and should have deducted a point or two from the score. Broadcom Corporation es uno de los principales fabricantes de circuitos integrados para comunicaciones de banda ancha de los Estados Unidos.

La línea de productos de Broadcom abarca las redes tanto de computadores como de telecomunicaciones en general: La empresa también es conocida por sus coprocesadores de cifrado de alta velocidad, los cuales permiten liberar a los procesadores convencionales de un trabajo tan intensivo, consiguiendo así una importante aceleración de las tareas de cifrado.

Aunque el negocio de Broadcom en términos estrictos se limita al suministro de CI's a otros fabricantes, la marca Broadcom es conocida por los consumidores domésticos gracias a ciertos aparatos:.

Los usuarios de estas tarjetas tienen problemas para configurarlas correctamente. Linux se ha convertido en una importante plataforma para dispositivos de comunicaciones y tecnologías. Nuestra decisión de abrir el código de los drivers para los chipsets de Broadcom Broadcom es lo que se conoce como una compañía fabless. La compañía tiene su sede en Irvine, California , así como centros de investigación y desarrollo en Silicon Valley y Bangalore , India. El 14 de julio de , Broadcom anunció que debía restar millones de dólares en beneficios de su cuenta de resultados debido a irregularidades con las stock options.

El 8 de septiembre de la cantidad fue doblada a 1.