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iFixit is in the process of taking apart the brand new iPhone 6s. While the internals aren't arranged too differently from the iPhone 6, there are some major visual differences worth noting. These include the new Taptic Engine, a smaller battery and the 3D Touch display.

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The most instantly recognizable difference is the smaller battery. While Apple's 3D Touch video previously confirmed that the iPhone 6s would carry a 1715 mAh batter, which is smaller than the iPhone 6's 1810 mAh battery, iFixit's teardown provides further confirmation.

Another major visual difference comes in the presence of the new Taptic Engine, which takes up a large amount of space below the battery and is likely to account for the smaller size of the iPhone 6s' battery. iFixit blasted the Taptic Engine with x-rays, providing a peek into the oscillating mechanism under the aluminum shell.

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The new 3D Touch display weighs 60 grams, making it 15 grams heavier than the iPhone 6's display. Much of the weight comes from the additional capacitive sensors Apple installed into the display backlight. Additional changes to the display include a reduction in cables and a slightly different LCD plate design. Other than that, iFixit notes the 3D Touch display and previous displays "seem pretty similar".

iFixit's iPhone 6s teardown is ongoing and this post will be updated if significant discoveries are made.

Article Link: iPhone 6s Teardown: 1715 mAh Battery, Taptic Engine X-Ray, 3D Touch Display
 

Tankmaze

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This weight gain on the iPhone with new 3d touch, I'm thinking there are room for improvements when Apple redesign the iPhone for next year. make it thinner, smaller taptic engine, flush camera optic, etc.
 

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And the flash-storage, UFS 2.0?

Wh't about the camera sensor, does it have a 'white' sub-pixel?
 
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Big_Ant_TV_Media_LLC

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so what about the 6S+ iphone is the battery smaller on that one? or is the iPhone 6S+ battery better then the smaller 6S?this is goin be interesting 2 days fri-sat
new iPhones and NBA 2k16 is released ALOT OF PEOPLE WILL BE CALLING OUT OF WORK lolalso did anybody confirm 2gigs of ram yet?
 

naeS1Sean

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Oh and by the way...my 6s+ switched to unknown delivery date. Anyone else have this happen?

Update: It went back to delivery for today. Nevermind!
 
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Eorlas

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This weight gain on the iPhone with new 3d touch, I'm thinking there are room for improvements when Apple redesign the iPhone for next year. make it thinner, smaller taptic engine, flush camera optic, etc.

How about a thicker phone to accommodate the camera optic and also increase the battery size? Because no one complained about the 5s being too big.
 
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Tankmaze

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How about a thicker phone to accommodate the camera optic and also increase the battery size? Because no one complained about the 5s being too big.

I now understand Apple pursuit of thinness, not only innovation in how to shape the future but also to push themselves on what is possible. Look at the iPad from 2010 to the iPad Air 2 now and see the improvements.

if they make it thicker and increase battery size, I'm thinking they would become lazy to just call it a day like that.
 
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