iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus iFixit teardown: Impressive battery improvements, 7/10 repairability score
The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus officially hit retail and the folks over at iFixit already performed a teardown of each device.
Apple unveiled its new-generation iPhones on Sept. 9 and put them up for pre-order on Sept. 12, ahead of their retail debut on Friday, Sept. 19. As always with high-profile devices, some people can't wait to get their hands on the latest gadget and tear it apart.
While it's not recommended to do something like this at home, the folks over at iFixit are professional breakers and that's what they do best. As expected, they got their hands on the latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on launch day and tore them apart in no time.
Both new iPhones got a repairability score of 7 out of 10 from iFixit, which is a notable step forward compared to the previous-generation iPhone 5S. The teardowns also revealed impressive battery improvements on the new models over their predecessors.
"The iPhone 6 features an 1810 mAh, 3.82 V Lithium-ion Polymer battery with an energy rating of 6.91 Wh. Turning it over, the rating improves to 7.01Wh! Perhaps the engineers were able to squeeze an extra 0.1Wh in the battery after confirming the text on the front," iFixit reckons. "Apple preaches that this 28-gram power pack will let you talk for up to 14 hours on 3G and offers 250 hours of standby time. This is a fair bit smaller than the iPhone 6 Plus's 11.1Wh, 2915 mAh battery - but still a notable bump from the 1560 mAh unit in the iPhone 5s."
The teardown report further points out that the iPhone 6 battery has "an identity crisis," as it has markings of Apple South Asia (Thailand) Limited and Apple Japan on its front, but its back says that it's made in Huizhou, China. Regardless, it's still better than the iPhone 5S battery.
The battery powering the iPhone 6 Plus, meanwhile, is even more impressive, delivering a longer battery life despite the smartphone's larger 5.5-inch display.
"In line with rumors, the battery is rated at 3.82 V and 11.1Wh of energy, for a total of 2915 mAh - nearly double the capacity of the 1560 unit in the iPhone 5s, and slightly larger than the 2800 mAh burner in the Galaxy S5. Between the larger battery and improvements in power efficiency, Apple touts a talk time of up to 24 hours on 3G, and 384 hours of standby time," reads the iPhone 6 Plus teardown report. "The battery found in the Plus is larger than the standard iPhone 6's 6.91 Wh, 1810 mAh battery - which explains the longer life, despite the much larger screen."
iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus demand challenges Foxconn, record production volumes still don’t suffice
Foxconn has reportedly reached record daily output in making the new iPhones, but it's still not enough to keep up with the great demand.
iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus first-day pre-orders top 4 million, demand exceeds initial supply
Apple has announced that first-day pre-orders for its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have topped 24 million, exceeding initial pre-order supply.
iPhone 6 Plus shipping estimates slip due to high demand, iPhone 6 supply still strong
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have gone up for pre-order on Friday, Sept. 12, but delivery estimates are already slipping due to high demand, especially for the larger model.
Meet the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus
Apple has officially introduced its new-generation iPhones, so here's the scoop on the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus.
iOS 11 Plagued with Untested Bugs and Early Adoption Pitfalls
Reports of nagging iOS 11 issues have started pouring in just a day after the software was released by Apple on supported devices.
MORE IN ITECHPOST
All You Need To Know About Massage Gun
There is always a probability of feeling pain in your body after exercise. The pain is even likely to affect your routine activities. So, it is essential to take care of it before the reverse occurs. Before now, the use of foam roller has been in the vanguard of suppressing muscle pains.
Facebook is Launching a Dating App in the U.S.
Facebook announced early in September that it will be rolling out its latest service in the U.S.: a dating platform. Known as Facebook Dating, the platform can be accessed via the Facebook app.
New Retroreflective Material Could be Used in Nighttime Color-Changing Road Signs
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A thin film that reflects light in intriguing ways could be used to make road signs that shine brightly and change color at night, according to a study that will be published on Aug. 9 in Science Advances.
Top 5 Video Games to Play for a Truly Unique First Date
Video games have a way of taking us outside of ourselves and live in a fantasy world. It's even better when you're playing a game with someone special!