iPhone 6s Teardown: 1715 mAh Battery, Taptic Engine X-Ray, 3D Touch Display

iFixit is in the process of taking apart the brand new iPhone 6s. While the internals aren't arranged too differently from the iPhone 6, there are some major visual differences worth noting. These include the new Taptic Engine, a smaller battery and the 3D Touch display.

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The most instantly recognizable difference is the smaller battery. While Apple's 3D Touch video previously confirmed that the iPhone 6s would carry a 1715 mAh batter, which is smaller than the iPhone 6's 1810 mAh battery, iFixit's teardown provides further confirmation.

Another major visual difference comes in the presence of the new Taptic Engine, which takes up a large amount of space below the battery and is likely to account for the smaller size of the iPhone 6s' battery. iFixit blasted the Taptic Engine with x-rays, providing a peek into the oscillating mechanism under the aluminum shell.

tapticenginexrayrThe new 3D Touch display weighs 60 grams, making it 15 grams heavier than the iPhone 6's display. Much of the weight comes from the additional capacitive sensors Apple installed into the display backlight. Additional changes to the display include a reduction in cables and a slightly different LCD plate design. Other than that, iFixit notes the 3D Touch display and previous displays "seem pretty similar".

iFixit's iPhone 6s teardown is ongoing and this post will be updated if significant discoveries are made.

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Top Rated Comments

macduke Avatar
114 months ago
X-rays? Lame. Let me know when they shoot it with gamma rays. I want a thicker, more powerful green iPhone.
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Nyy8 Avatar
114 months ago
Still would rather have a slightly thicker phone with a larger battery. But not going to beat a dead horse.
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macduke Avatar
114 months ago
You wouldn't like that phone when it's angry...

If it means an even higher Geekbench score then bring it on!
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greytmom Avatar
114 months ago
4 posts and no whining about the battery yet? Where is everyone?
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bpeeps Avatar
114 months ago
It looks pretty pink still.
Is this gonna happen in every post now.
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Thunderhawks Avatar
114 months ago
Not really sure about buying an iPhone 6S yet....

Btw the Pope lives a few miles from my home.
Been at the popes house and neighborhood, beautiful architecture.
Woytola used to live there then.

Hope they changed the sign on the door:-)
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