Apple iPhone 6S is apparently not too difficult to take apart

Apple iPhone 6S is apparently not too difficult to take apart
Apple iPhone 6S is apparently not too difficult to take apart
The teardown from iFixit shows a surprisingly easy disassembly.

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The DIY experts at iFixit have awarded a repairability score of 7 out of 10 for both the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Now that the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus are available, a similar teardown of the iPhone 6S shows that the smartphone is not any easier or harder to take apart as its predecessor. It, too, has received a repairability score of 7 out of 10.

This isn't to say that just anyone can take apart the new iPhone without damaging the costly device. iFixit claims that users should have basic disassembly experience and tools first. Apple continues to rely on Pentalobe screws to discourage users from taking the smartphone apart. Furthermore, a few components and cables, such as the Touch ID cable, can be very easily damaged if not careful.

Otherwise, core components of the iPhone 6S reveal nothing surprising. The weaker 1715 mAh battery compared to the slightly larger 1810 mAh battery of the original iPhone 6 can be confirmed. The new 12 MP iSight camera, Apple A9 SoC, Samsung LPDDR4 RAM, and Qualcomm LTE Cat. 6 modem can also be seen. The eventual 6S Plus teardown will likely not show major differences.


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Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Allen Ngo, 2015-09-26 (Update: 2015-09-26)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.