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Video: iPhone 6s teardown review provides definitive answers to RAM and battery questions

Published Sep 25th, 2015 8:25AM EDT
iPhone 6s Teardown Review iFixit Video
Image: iFixit

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The iPhone 6s is currently on sale in various markets around the world, after nearly two weeks of preorders. The folks at iFixit, the well-known do-it-yourself gadget repair site, were among the first people in the world to get their hands on a fresh new iPhone. However, unlike Apple fans looking to actually use the handset, iFixit bought the rose gold 16GB iPhone 6s so that they could tear it apart as soon as possible.

The full video showing this “official” iPhone 6s dismantling process follows below – and yes, it provides definitive answers to your RAM and battery questions.

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Even before Apple unveiled the new iPhone, reports said the device would have 2GB of RAM and a slightly smaller battery than the iPhone 6. Apple did not confirm these things explicitly, but soon after the iPhone 6s became official, various clues pointed to the fact that the new iPhone series has double the RAM of the iPhone 6, and a smaller battery that’s capable of delivering the same battery life as last year’s iPhone.

iFixit has confirmed both things in its thorough teardown, revealing the handset packs 2GB of incredibly fast Samsung LPDDR4 RAM, and a 1,715mAh battery. Comparatively, the iPhone 6 packs 1GB of LPDDR3 RAM and a 1,810 mAh battery.

The teardown also reveals other interesting details about the new handset, showing the new 3D Touch screen assembly and components, the Taptic engine, a faster Touch ID sensor, a new NFC controller and the significantly improved cameras.

Speaking of the new display, iFixit found that the iPhone 6s is heavier than the iPhone 6 precisely because of the new screen assembly.

iPhone 6s owners looking to repair the iPhone 6s themselves aren’t necessarily advised to do so. The gadget got a 7/10 repairability score, just as its predecessor did, which means it can be a bit difficult to repair. But there are several things that can go wrong, so check out the video below and iFixit’s full iPhone 6s teardown guide at this link before proceeding.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.