Apple announced the two new iPhones a few days back and the devices are already up for pre-order since September 12th. But those who can’t wait to get their hands on the new iPhone can buy it directly from an Apple store starting today.
Unlike online orders where you may have to wait for a week or two, if not more, to get your new iPhones, directly buying them from brick and mortar stores will guarantee the device in your hands today itself, that is, if you already are in line at one of their stores and they don’t run out of stock.
While fans are having a hard time getting both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the guys over at iFixit somehow managed (yea, they had to stand in long lines too) to get both the devices and we can guess what happened next.
Yes, they did their usual thing. iFixit took apart both the devices to reveal the components of the new phones.
Disassembling an iPhone is never easy and the same is the case with both iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. There are two proprietary pent lobe screws that you have to remove to get into the device. Once you do that, you’ll have to remove the panel up front carefully to see what’s inside.
The first thing you’ll notice is the large battery. The iPhone 6 Plus comes with a 2915 mAH battery which is the largest battery we have seen in an iPhone. On the other hand, the iPhone 6 comes with an 1810 mAH one which is still bigger than last year’s model.
Both the devices come with Apple A8 64 bit processors with M8 motion co-processors. There’s a Qualcomm MDM9625M LTE model to connect to 4G networks and Elpida 1 GB LPDDR3 RAM inside these devices.
Apple has incorporated 8MP iSight cameras on both the models but only the 5.5 inch variant comes with Optical Image Stabilization. Another interesting thing to note is that the new iPhones have some kind of rubber covering around its buttons which should do a better job of protecting them from water and dust than previous generations.
Thus repairing the new iPhones won’t be a daunting task unlike previous iPhones, that is, if you have the right tools. The fact that the front assembly opens up first should ease up the process of changing the display especially given that iPhones are known to crack (but these days many smartphones crack easily). However, there’s a downside to this, if any of the iPhones accidentally slip through your fingers, then you are in trouble because not only will your glass crack, but the front assembly may come apart too. David from Phonebuff did the drop test on both the phones and it looked like the new iPhones started coming apart from the front when they landed on their sides.
iFixit gave both the devices a repairability score of 7 out of 10 which is better than last year’s score.
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