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'iPhone 6s' and iPhone 6 Displays Compared in New Video

MacManiack, a reseller of iPhone, iPad, and Mac parts and accessories, has shared a new video that compares a purported "iPhone 6s" display with an existing iPhone 6 display. The side-by-side comparison reveals that the displays are very similar overall, with identical dimensions and the same placement of the FaceTime camera and proximity sensor, but the front panels do have some notable differences.

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The alleged "iPhone 6s" display has a new connector in the top-left corner that supports multiple rumors claiming the next-generation smartphone will be equipped with pressure-sensitive Force Touch technology. The "iPhone 6s" display also has slightly redesigned flex connectors, Touch ID is integrated in the LCD and digitizer connector, and the protective plate on the back of the LCD is glued in place.


As the launch of the so-called "iPhone 6s" and "iPhone 6s Plus" inches closer, multiple components for the upcoming smartphones have leaked from within the supply chain. Chinese phone repair company GeekBar shared three photos of an identical looking "iPhone 6s" display assembly last week, while photos of the device's purported rear shell, logic board, battery, and more parts have also surfaced.

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18 months ago
I see LCD was mentioned a couple times. Was the screen verified to be LCD or is this just an assumption?

OLED is another possibily if it's anything like the Apple Watch. Apple said having a flexible display was necessary for the Apple Watch's Force Touch, and there's no such thing as flexible LCDs AFAIK.
Rating: 14 Votes
18 months ago

Saw no surprises in the video. Still have not heard anything about the 6S that will drive 6 owners (like me) to upgrade. For 5s, owners, it should be an easy sell.


Not unless they make a 4" display available!! I know a bunch of people, myself included that'll hang on to our 5s, untill they make a third display size available, or at least manage to make the physical size of the iPhone 6, approx. the size of the 5s with the same 4.7" screen. Not at all interested in these massive smartphones! Not for a second!!
Rating: 14 Votes
18 months ago

Not unless they make a 4" display available!! I know a bunch of people, myself included that'll hang on to our 5s, untill they make a third display size available, or at least manage to make the physical size of the iPhone 6, approx. the size of the 5s with the same 4.7" screen. Not at all interested in these massive smartphones! Not for a second!!

Apple left u behind, deal with it.
Rating: 13 Votes
18 months ago

I see LCD was mentioned a couple times. Was the screen verified to be LCD or is this just an assumption?

OLED is another possibily if it's anything like the Apple Watch. Apple said having a flexible display was necessary for the Apple Watch's Force Touch, and there's no such thing as flexible LCDs AFAIK.


The lower power consumption of OLED could also explain the leaked lower capacity battery ('//www.macrumors.com/2015/08/03/iphone-6s-6c-1715mah-battery/').
Rating: 9 Votes
18 months ago
So exciting to see which way the flex cables bend....
Rating: 9 Votes
18 months ago

Saw no surprises in the video. Still have not heard anything about the 6S that will drive 6 owners (like me) to upgrade. For 5s, owners, it should be an easy sell.


Except for the fact that I like the 4" screen. When and if Apple comes up with another 4" iPhone I may upgrade then.
Rating: 6 Votes
18 months ago

Saw no surprises in the video. Still have not heard anything about the 6S that will drive 6 owners (like me) to upgrade. For 5s, owners, it should be an easy sell.

Force Touch and an even better camera is enough for me. The extra RAM and processing power is icing.
Rating: 6 Votes
18 months ago
How useless. They have the friggin' thing right there in front of them and they don't know whether it's Force Touch or whether it's OLED?


Get that thing to someone who knows what they're doing, these bleedin' amateurs don't deserve the YT hits they're getting!
Rating: 4 Votes
18 months ago
I cant believe they have the part in hand and still not able to confirm if Force Touch is there or not.

Saw no surprises in the video. Still have not heard anything about the 6S that will drive 6 owners (like me) to upgrade. For 5s, owners, it should be an easy sell.


For me personally, Force Touch would be enough for me to upgrade. It may seem like a gimmick now but if Apple adds functionality to iOS 9 from the get go it will become very useful.
Rating: 4 Votes
18 months ago

Nothing about higher resolutions? I would say, there will be a bigger need for 4K displays if there's a market for VR adapters. When the apps get better, I'm sure this will be a big thing.

I doubt the 6s is going to have enough power to run VR adapters, the demands exceed that of most PCs graphically.

4k on a phone screen is completely unnecessary, pixel density for the sake of it. It's benefits over the standard 'retina plus' displays seen in the 6 plus is marginal and not worth the strain it would place upon the phone.
Rating: 3 Votes

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