Double the iPhone, double the teardown! With the iPhone 6 Plus laid out for inspection, we turn our attention to the smaller iPhone 6—though at 4.7", it's still a giant among iPhones. What was so big that Apple couldn't fit it into the familiar form factor? Let's shake it out onto the teardown table and find out!
● Apple A8 processor with 64-bit architecture
● M8 second-generation motion coprocessor
● 16, 64, or 128 GB onboard storage capacity
● 4.7-inch 1334x750 pixels (326 ppi) Retina HD display
● 8 MP iSight camera (with 1.5µ pixels and phase-detection autofocus) and a 1.2 MP FaceTime camera
● Touch ID home button fingerprint sensor, barometer, 3-axis gyro, accelerometer, ambient light sensor
● 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi‑Fi + Bluetooth 4.0 + NFC + 20-band LTE
iPhone 6 is model A1586
● 1810 mAh, 3.82 V Lithium-ion Polymer battery with an energy rating of 6.91 Wh. Turning it over, the rating improves to 7.01 Wh! Strangely there are two sets of markings on this battery.
Repairability Score: 7
● Continuing the trend from the iPhone 5 series, the display assembly comes out of the phone first, 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 fingerprint sensor cable has been re-routed, fixing a significant repairability issue with the iPhone 5s and making the phone much safer to open. (On the 5s, the cable is easily torn if a user is not careful while opening the phone.)
● The iPhone 6 still uses proprietary Pentalobe screws on the exterior, requiring a specialty screwdriver to remove.
● Apple does not share repair information for the iPhone 6 with independent repair shops or consumers.
Take a look at a few photos below or hit the link for more details and images. You may also want to check out the iPhone 6 Plus Teardown.