Since the iPhone 5 already launched in Australia, iFixit, our favorite tech-teardown website, has managed to publish the findings of its sixth-gen iPhone investigation. The full teardown is available to view here, but for iFixit’s most interesting finds, read on below.
The first main point worth noting is the handset’s 4-Inch screen. Since the screen opens from front to back, fixing a broken screen should be “easier than ever” – and even iFixit’s five-point screwdrivers worked with the iPhone’s new pentalobe screws, which is good to hear. Next up, as expected Apple has indeed altered the battery in its iPhone 5. Here are the specs, courtesy of iFixit:
- iPhone 5 Battery: 3.8V – 5.45Wh – 1440mAh. Talk time: Up to 8 hours on 3G. Standby time: Up to 225 hours.
- iPhone 4S Battery: 3.7V – 5.3Wh – 1432mAh. Talk time: Up to 8 hours on 3G. Standby time: Up to 200 hours.
- Samsung Galaxy S III Battery: 3.8V – 7.98Wh – 2100mAh. Talk time: Up to 11 hours 40 minutes on 3G. Standby time: Up to 790 hours.
As you can see in the below gallery, iFixit also discovered the A6 processor, the Qualcomm chip and more. For the full teardown (which is indeed detailed), head on over to iFixit’s website. Are you queuing up today for the iPhone?