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This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your iPhone 6, use our service manual.

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    • Using the TruView Cube X-ray we start our scan.

    • The first change we noticed was the Apple logo on the back of the phone. Unlike the subtle texture change of the previous models, the iPhone 6 houses a stainless steel logo that shows in our x-ray as clear as day.

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    • Another great improvement of the iPhone 6 platform is the camera. Here’s the x-ray image of the top of the iPhone 6 showing both the FaceTime (right) and iSight (left) cameras. You can also see the flash LED has been beefed up quite a bit.

    • We also noticed the 2 MEMS microphones – one to the right of the iSight camera, the other to the left of the FaceTime camera. While the FaceTime microphone is likely used during conversation utilizing the FaceTime camera, the iSight microphone is used to reduce ambient noise from phone conversations.

    • By collecting the voice signal and the ambient noise, a signal-processing algorithm can be used to reduce noise from the data (a.k.a. voice) channel.

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    • This is a nice image to show you the complexity around the new A8 processor… a lot going on around Apple’s new processor.

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    • The SIM card connector is well defined in the iPhone 6. Note the voiding in the solder balls of the connector.

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    • Nice detail shot showing one of the many antennae connections in this iPhone.

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    • Although the speaker assembly channel assembly changed in the iPhone 6, it seems Apple is still using the same speaker as used in the iPhone 5S.

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    • The iPhone 6 has the antennae clearly separated in the design of its case. An aesthetic feature loved by some, hated by others. Here it is seen from the inside out, both left and right of the phone. Also seen here is the TouchID sensor and the Lighting data and power connector.

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    • It is well known Apple likes to play with the vibration motor in the iPhone products. The iPhone 4 used a counterweight design, the iPhone 4S a linear oscillator, the iPhone 5/5S went back to a counterweight design. For the iPhone 6 it seems we’re back to the linear oscillator idea.

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This is so cool! Thanks for sharing!

Jeff Suovanen - Reply

I have to say that having had the opportunity to (not to mention the balls) to try and repair an issue with a device myself, this has made me look at a series of photos which without having completed such a task, well, I know for sure I would never have bothered to look at the pictures. The fact I’d done a number of repairs to apple devices I’ve owned in the past made going through these pictures a bit of a game for me to test myself o how much I could remember about where what component was placed. I guess this is my very long-winded way of saying that these photos are totally awesome and to thank you for doing something like this!!! I would never have thought to x-ray a gadget and then put the results online for the world to gawk at! You guys are just totally the bomb and really, the fact that you show such a flair for being fun while at the same time being a successful company is just awesome too,

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