iFixIt iPhone 6/6+ (6 Plus) Teardown?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by odds, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. odds macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2014
    Los Angeles
    New Zealand time is UTC+8. Here in Los Angeles, CA, that's 19 hours ahead.

    So are the good folks at iFixIt going to be doing iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ (6 Plus) tear downs in New Zealand this time around? Have they in the past? I hope they do because I'm a bit torn between the 6 and 6+ at the moment. I'd really like to see how much RAM each model comes with before buying one or the other.

    TL;DR: Anyone know if iFixIt will be doing new iPhone teardowns from New Zealand this year?
  2. webbuzz macrumors 65832


    Jul 24, 2010
    Next Friday most likely.
  3. itjw macrumors 65816

    Dec 20, 2011
    No need. 1GB . Both.

    Aka: Plenty

    Unless you need 8 Safari tabs while running Bioshock in call. Let me guess, that's "normal" for a "power user" lmao?

    No reviews note any RAM related issues. Only problem of note are flaws on the plus due to the downscaling screen. Glad I got the 6!
  4. pickaxe macrumors 6502a

    Nov 29, 2012
    keep telling yourself that - I don't play games and Safari refreshes all the time. But I bet the situation will be much better in a phone that drives three times as many pixels!
  5. itjw macrumors 65816

    Dec 20, 2011
    Tell me how to do it. I want to recreate the problem just using Safari normally.

    Let me guess, it's "intermittent", and only with 8 tabs open at once... but you "swear" it happens to you right?

    And that pixel statement proves you don't understand what's causing the problem you aren't having anyway.

    Thanks for playing though.
  6. pickaxe macrumors 6502a

    Nov 29, 2012
    I'm going to take a guess here and say I understand it just as well as you if not better.
  7. jlake02 macrumors 68020


    Nov 2, 2008

    The 6 will have the same "blown up" issue. It just won't be as noticable because the screen is smaller obviously.

  8. odds thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Hey link me to reviews or articles that mention flaws of the 6+'s downsampling. I'm going to attempt to be in an Apple Store on afternoon of launch day to try both models anyways though.
  9. derekgroves macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2010
    And for those wanting the 6+, this is very much a real tangible issue. So yeah- it's a problem.
  10. itjw macrumors 65816

    Dec 20, 2011
    daringfireball.net was the first major review to point it out. There are more that have noticed it since, but I'll have to dig up the links.

    Hopefully no one is trying to say it doesn't happen. It's a drawback to downscaling. Even with "desktop class" scalers, it's something that rears it's ugly head from time to time, and I'm shocked that the OCD crowd with all of their "my screen is too yellow" isn't up in arms about the flaw.

    Is it a huge deal? Nope. But it's a definitive advantage the 6 holds over the Plus. And keep in mind, most revieweres aren't going to be as critical of the animations as the typical RAM whiner will be either. It's kinda scary really.


    As I expected. I'll just take a guess and say the problem cannot be replicated on a consistent basis. You know what they call that in the tech support world? A user malfunction.

    Let me know if you can ever create a "normal" scenario when RAM faults occur though. I'd love to be proven wrong. There's gotta be a first time, right? :p
  11. whalen macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2014
    Gruber's comments on downsampling:


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