'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.

iphone-6-vs-6s-displays
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.

Related Forum: iPhone

Top Rated Comments

pgiguere1 Avatar
112 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.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
arkoh Avatar
112 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!!
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
majkom Avatar
112 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.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dannys1 Avatar
112 months ago
So exciting to see which way the flex cables bend....
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AngerDanger Avatar
112 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 ('https://www.macrumors.com/2015/08/03/iphone-6s-6c-1715mah-battery/').
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cmChimera Avatar
112 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.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

General Apps Messages

Apple Announces 'Groundbreaking' New Security Protocol for iMessage

Wednesday February 21, 2024 6:00 am PST by
Apple today announced a new post-quantum cryptographic protocol for iMessage called PQ3. Apple says this "groundbreaking" and "state-of-the-art" protocol provides "extensive defenses against even highly sophisticated quantum attacks." Apple believes the PQ3 protocol's protections "surpass those in all other widely deployed messaging apps," according to its blog post:Today we are announcing...
Beyond iPhone 13 Better Blue Face ID Single Camera Hole

Six Reasons to Wait for Next Year's iPhone 17

Thursday February 22, 2024 4:20 am PST by
Apple's iPhone development roadmap runs several years into the future and the company is continually working with suppliers on several successive iPhone models concurrently, which is why we sometimes get rumored feature leaks so far ahead of launch. The iPhone 17 series is no different, and already we have some idea of what to expect from Apple's 2025 smartphone lineup. If you plan to skip...
iOS 17

iOS 17.4 Will Add These New Features to Your iPhone

Monday February 19, 2024 6:52 am PST by
Apple last month confirmed that iOS 17.4 will be released in March, and the update includes several new features and changes for the iPhone. Key new features in iOS 17.4 include major App Store changes in the EU and Apple Podcasts transcripts. The update also adds new emoji and includes preparations for the launch of next-generation CarPlay later this year. More details about the new...
Oled iPads and MackBook Pro Notch

Apple's OLED Roadmap: New iPad Mini, Foldable iPad Pro, and More

Wednesday February 21, 2024 5:29 am PST by
Apple is planning to launch at least nine new devices with OLED displays across the iPad and MacBook product lines, according to an updated forecast from research firm Omdia that sets out the company's plans in detail. As widely rumored, Apple's push to transition to OLED will apparently be jump-started by the release of new 11- and 13-inch iPad Pro models this year. The displays will...
Next Generation CarPlay Porsche 1

Apple Launching Next-Generation CarPlay This Year With These New Features

Wednesday February 21, 2024 2:03 pm PST by
Apple recently updated its website to confirm that the first vehicle models with next-generation CarPlay support will debut "in 2024." This wording is shown on Apple's regional websites for the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and many other countries. The iOS 17.4 beta includes code-level references to eight new CarPlay apps:Auto Settings: This app will let you manage paired iPhones...
cracked glass vision pro

Handful of Apple Vision Pro Units Develop Identical Crack in Cover Glass

Friday February 23, 2024 4:46 am PST by
A small number of Apple Vision Pro owners have claimed that their headsets developed a hairline crack down the middle of the front cover glass, despite having never been dropped or mishandled. Photo of hairline crack in Vision Pro front glass (credit: Reddit user Inphenite) The first report was posted in the subreddit /r/VisionPro about 18 days ago, and several more have appeared in the last...
iPad Pro OLED Feature 2

Apple's Upcoming OLED iPad Pro Models Rumored to Be Much Thinner

Tuesday February 20, 2024 1:39 pm PST by
Apple is planning to update the iPad Air and iPad Pro lineups as soon as March, and the new iPad Pro models will be significantly thinner according to dimensions shared by 9to5Mac. Citing sources with knowledge of Apple's plans, the site claims that the larger version will be more than 1mm thinner. The current 12.9-inch iPad Pro measures in at 6.4mm thick, but the new model is said to be 5mm ...
Apple Sports App Preview Feature

'Apple Sports' App Announced With Personalized Scoreboards and More

Wednesday February 21, 2024 6:16 am PST by
Apple today announced "Apple Sports," a new free app that provides real-time statistics, scores, and more. Apple Sports features a personalized experience with a user's favorite leagues, tournaments, teams shown on an easy-to-read scoreboard. Users can navigate between scores and upcoming games, explore play-by-play information, team statistics, lineup details, and live betting odds, with...