Following the release of the highly anticipated iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, you may find it slightly alarming that someone would want to actually open up their brand new handset. But that’s exactly what the team at iFixit did when they got their hands on Apple’s latest creation.
Firstly, after opening the iPhone 6, the team were surprised by how similar the layout was to the iPhone 5S. However, there are, of course, a number of great differences, in particular the clean routing of the Touch ID sensor cable which made it easier to open the iPhone 6.
One aspect of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus that most Apple users will be interested in knowing about is the battery.The iPhone 6 Plus has a battery rated at 3.82V with 11.1 Wh of energy, at a total of 2915mAh. Avid iPhone fans will know that this is almost double the1560mAH capacity of its predecessor, the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 6’s battery is 6.91 Wh, with a 1810mAh capacity in comparison to its larger model.
Both of the handsets are powered by Apple A8 APL1011 system-on-chip processor and M8 second-generation motion coprocessor, with a Qualcomm MDM9625M LTE modem connecting to 4G.
Aside from the larger screen and battery, the iPhone 6 Plus is also distinguished from the iPhone 6 by its 8-megapixel camera.
Through further investigation, the iFixit team were able to confirm that both handsets come with 1GB of RAM. Although this was one of the widely spread rumours about the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, it was never actually confirmed by Apple during its release.
Luckily, both handsets scored a solid seven out of ten for repairability, meaning that hopefully the two devices were restored to their usual state after iFixit had done their investigation. However, the team did state that they imagine the iPhone 6L would be more prone to breaking due to the size of its larger screen.