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The First iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Teardowns are Underway

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AppleInsider reports that the first iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus teardowns have already taken place, just a few hours after the phones started to go on sale around the world.

Well-known Japanese Apple blog Mac Otakara has already managed to totally tear down the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, and the accompanying video reveals various changes to the phone’s interior design, primarily so that there is room for all the components inside the ultra-thin casing.

Once such change is the way in which the 1,810mAh battery is fixed to the aluminium casing with adhesive tabs. As AppleInsider notes, this is a big change from previous iPhones.

Other components have also been redesigned to fit in the slimmer housing, such as the ear speaker, vibrator, iSight camera and display, which is bonded to the front glass.

Interestingly enough, AppleInsider says that the video also reveals that most of the components that leaked prior to the launch of the phone would appear to have been the genuine article.

As far as the 5.5-inch iPhone is concerned, iFixit’s traditional live teardown is well underway (click on the link below for the latest), and has so far revealed various facts about the new iPhone, such as what looks to be a linear oscillating vibrator rather than the iPhone 5s’s rotating mass unit. iFixit gives the new larger phone 7 out of 10 for repairability.

Sources: AppleInsider, iFixit
 
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