iPhone 6 Plus Teardown: Twice as Big a Battery as iPhone 5s [Update: 1 GB RAM Confirmed]

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    iFixIt is in the process of taking apart the new iPhone 6 Plus, currently on sale in Australia. Surprisingly, the team points out that the internal layout of the device is extremely similar to that of the iPhone 5s, except at a larger scale and with a bigger battery. The teardown's findings reveal the battery capacity of the device and some internal reorganization.

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    In removing the front panel from the rest of the device, the iFixIt team notes that there are "no noticeable booby traps", referring to the iPhone 5s' cable that ran from the Touch ID sensor to the Lightning port. The battery in the device is listed at 2915mAh at 3.82 volts, in line with the previously leaked battery prototype for the device and giving the 6 Plus double the battery capacity of the iPhone 5s' 1560mAh and much larger than the iPhone 6's 1810mAh battery.

    The teardown also revealed that the vibrator is now located under the logic board and to the right of the battery.

    iFixIt's teardown is still in progress and this post will be updated if anything significant is revealed.

    Update 7:45 PM: iFixit has exposed Apple's new A8 processor in their teardown, which reveals the F8164A3PM inscribed on the chip. The second digit in that sequence, 8, corresponds to 8 Gigabits (1 GB) of RAM in Micron's catalog.

    Update 11:38 PM: iFixit has assigned the iPhone 6 Plus a repairability score of 7 out of 10, which is an improvement over the iPhone 5s' score of 6 out of 10. The largest difference being the absence of the cable connecting the Touch ID Home button to the Lightning port, which resulted in the cable being torn if one is not careful opening the phone.

    Article Link: iPhone 6 Plus Teardown: Twice as Big a Battery as iPhone 5s [Update: 1 GB RAM Confirmed]
     
  2. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

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    Better too tear it down than too drop and break it.
     
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    I would have to agree with this. I'm not entirely sure why some groups like the Android Authority wish to waste time and money on a drop test on such a nice device that someone could really use...
     
  7. AppleFan115 macrumors regular

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    Only a few more hours for those in the US!!

    I will pull an Adrian Peterson or Ray Rice on anyone that tries to cut in front of me at the Apple Store.

    BEWARE.
     
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    Weren't big enough?
     
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    Yes, thanks for destroying something in very short supply already.
     
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    Glad they chose the gold. Only real ballers can rock the gold iPhone.
     
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    ಠ‿ಠ
     
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    Can't wait to get my hands on one. :)

    Tomorrow can't come soon enough
     
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    At least you won't pull an Aaron Hernandez!
     
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    The damn internals are even beautiful. WTF is wrong with me?
     
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    At least you know why she left you. :eek::D
     
  20. cleirac macrumors 6502

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    In before the RAM / obsess specs fanboys! :D Oh wait ...

    *slow clap with the battery ... no wonder it "going and going and going ..." *
     
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    Wow that's a great battery.

    A little disappointed that the 6 is such a downgrade from that number (over 1k mAh difference!) but i'm glad that I still picked the 6.
     
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    ram? the other question some of us are waiting for..
     
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    Sorry to hear that :D
     
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