With the iPhone 6 Plus teardown complete, iFixit has commenced work on disassembling the iPhone 6. Unsurprisingly, the internals are similar to that of the 6 Plus, but adjusted to fit in a smaller space. Whereas the 6 Plus can contain a humongous 2915 mAH battery, the iPhone 6 has a 1810 mAH rated battery. This is still an improvement over the ~1500 mAh component in the iPhone 5s, but is roughly inline with relative increases in screen size. Apple’s official battery life tests indicate that the iPhone 6 performs roughly as well (in some instances, better) than the iPhone 5s in terms of battery longevity.

Elsewhere, images of the components is sort of de ja vu from all the component leaks leading up to the phone’s unveiling. The larger speaker assembly makes an appearance, first leaked in August. Like its larger brother, the NFC tag in the phone is a modified version of a standard component.

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It has also been confirmed that the NFC chip is indeed made by NXP, as reported. The company is also responsible for the new motion coprocessor, dubbed by Apple as the ‘M8’.

Interestingly, the headphone jack and the Lightning cable are now one piece in the new iPhone series internals. For repairability, although it is easier to swap out, it will cost more — as you are effectively replacing two components rather than one.

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