iFixit, famous breakers of things, were Down Under to scoop up an iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus as soon as it went on sale. Now, they're teasing the rest of us with a step-by-step liveblog of the teardown process.
The disassembly isn't the simplest — you have to extract two proprietary Pentalobe screws, and then lever the entire front display assembly away from the rest of the body with a suction cup, being careful not to rip the TouchID sensor wire clean off.
The 6 Plus is rocking a 2915mAh battery, which is nearly double the 1560mAh cell in the iPhone 5S. However, compared to other 5.5-inch phones, it's a bit of a disappointment: the OnePlus One is packing a 3100mAh cell, and the Galaxy Note 3 (which, admittedly, is a bit better endowed in the size department) has 3200mAh up its sleeve.
The teardown boys have also confirmed that 1GB of RAM is powering the 6 Plus. That doesn't seem like much compared to the 2-3GB that high-end Android phones are packing these days; but slow performance certainly hasn't been a complaint of all the recent reviews.
Meanwhile the iPhone 6 doesn't seem to be hiding any truly revelatory secrets yet. At least none that the experienced dissectors have been able to uncover. But photos of a vivisected phone are beautiful as always:
We'll keep an eye on the live-stream and let you know if they find any tiny Jony Ive action figures hidden inside the RAM modules. [iFixit]
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