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Apple iPhone 6s Plus gets the teardown treatment

Apple iPhone 6s Plus gets the teardown treatment
Apple iPhone 6s Plus gets the teardown treatment
As expected, iFixit has rated the iPhone 6S Plus with the same repairability score as the iPhone 6S.

While most Apple fans are still waiting for their iPhone 6S or 6S Plus to come in the mail, iFixit has already published teardowns of both models. We reported on the iPhone 6S just yesterday, but now the 5.5-inch 6S Plus and its 1080p 3D touch display have been completely disassembled. Can the larger iPhone keep up with its smaller brother in terms of repairability?

The answer, according to iFixit, is yes. After loosening the two Pentalobe screws, the display can be carefully removed with a sharp edge. The battery can then be removed after a few more simple steps. As with the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6, the battery capacity of the iPhone 6S Plus is again lower than the iPhone 6 Plus at 2750 mAh vs. 2915 mAh.

A noteworthy difference between the 6 Plus and 6S Plus is that the display on the latter is 80 grams, or about 20 grams heavier than the 6 Plus. The extra weight can be attributed to the 3D Touch technology. The Taptic Engine can be seen in action via a live radiograph in cooperation with Other than the 3D Touch hardware, users can expect to find the usual core components inside.

The 6S Plus gets a 7 out of 10 in iFixit's repairability score. This makes the smartphone about as easy to repair compared to the iPhone 6S.


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Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Allen Ngo, 2015-09-27 (Update: 2015-09-27)