Schemes, disassembly, repair and review Apple iPhone 6s

The smartphone Apple iPhone 6s has become a little bigger and heavier than its predecessor. The novelty measures 138.3 × 67.1 × 7.1 mm against 138.1 × 67.0x6.9 mm for the iPhone 6, and the weight increased from 129 g to 143 g. Version 2015 is made of aluminum series 7000 and glass Ion-X. The device, which got to the dismantling, contains a 4.7-inch display Retina HD with a resolution of 1334 × 750 pixels (326 ppi) and support for 3D Touch technology. By the way, it is the need to add an additional layer to the display module and has led to an increase in the mass-dimensional characteristics of the novelty. The entire display design weighs an impressive 60 g. The design of the display in the iPhone 6s has become more reliable, now along the perimeter of the device strips of glue are laid.

The smartphone Apple iPhone 6s uses a new processor Apple A9 APL0898 with built-in coprocessor movement M9, 2 GB of RAM Samsung LPDDR4. The capacity of the built-in storage can be 16, 64 or 128 GB. In the sample under consideration, the Toshiba THGBX5G7D2KLFXG module with a capacity of 16 GB is used, made according to the standards of the 19-nanometer process technology. The motherboard of the device also contains the following components:

 

  • The hardware LTE modem Qualcomm MDM9635M of the sixth category (in the iPhone 6 stood the modem MDM9625M);
  • Combined gyroscope and accelerometer, InvenSense MP67B (same as in iPhone 6);
  • A separate three-axle accelerometer Bosch Sensortec 3P7 LA;
  • Wi-Fi module Universal Scientific Industrial 339S00043;
  • NFC-controller NXP 66V10 (against 65V10 in the iPhone 6);
  • Audio controller Apple / Cirrus Logic 338S00105;
  • And also power controllers and power amplifiers.

The device in question also uses new camera modules (12-megapixel main and 5-megapixel on the front panel) and a new Touch ID sensor. The Taptic Engine takes up a lot of space from the bottom of the battery. Apparently, just because of this, the battery had to be reduced in size. The battery capacity also suffers, now it makes 1715 mAh instead of the previous 1800 mAh.

Having analyzed the smartphone Apple iPhone 6s into individual components, you can assign a new rating of maintainability 7 out of 10 (as well as last year's version). Note that the maximum score of 10 corresponds to the most easily repairable devices. Thus, if necessary, the device can be easily repaired. The following features are noted:

 

  • The disassembly of the unit starts with the display module. Thus, its replacement does not take much time;
  • Access to the battery is not difficult. Although to extract it you will need to use the Pentalobe proprietary screwdriver and remove the glue;
  • The Touch ID sensor cable is located separately, but is fixed to the motherboard, which complicates the repair;
  • In the iPhone 6s are still used proprietary screws Pentalobe.