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iPhone 6s Plus under the iFixit scalpel: what hides inside the new flagship

In addition to the flagship smartphone iPhone 6s, specialists iFixit disassembled and presented at the same time the iPhone 6s Plus. Interestingly, this time the device is pre-taught x-ray machine.

iPhone 6s Plus was announced at the presentation on 9 September. The device is equipped with an A9 processor with M9 co-processor. Retina HD display with a diagonal of 5.5 inches has a resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels (401 ppi). Because of the need to add additional layers in the display module its mass increased significantly – from 60 gr in last year’s model to 80 gr in the novelty.

There are versions with flash module capacity of 16, 64 and 128 GB. In the presence of 12-megapixel main camera iSight with video recording in 4K resolution, front-facing 5-Megapixel FaceTime HD camera backlit True Tone, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO, Bluetooth 4.2 and NFC.

The device 5.5-inch version very similar to its predecessor, the iPhone 6 Plus model. The gadget is made from 7000 series aluminum and tempered glass Ion-X. According to preliminary data, the alloy comprises at 91,17% aluminum, 0.08% iron, of 7.64% zinc and 0,106% tungsten. Higher zinc concentration is designed to greatly increase the strength of the body by external influences.

The iPhone 6s Plus is used, the actuator called the taptic Engine that has the dimensions 15x8x4,9 mm, while this same component in the iPhone 6s has a size 35x6x3. 2 mm. Obviously the size of the drive had to be sacrificed in favor of battery life. Although, in fairness it should be noted that the capacity of the battery in the novelty was slightly less than last year’s version – 2750 mAh battery (165 mAh less).

Following the disassembly of the iPhone 6s Plus got 7 of 10 points for repairability. The advantages of relatively simple construction related the replacement screen and battery, but need to disable the Touch ID sensor from the main Board, according to preparators, complicates the repair. Among the obvious disadvantages of the iPhone 6s Plus is the use of proprietary Pentalobe screws.

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