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One year ago, we tore down Apple's radical new iPhone 6—and it didn't do half bad. Now, Apple say they've crammed a boatload of new technology into a phone that's imperceptibly thicker, just a few grams heavier, and several shades pinker: iPhone 6s. What does that mean, and how will it affect the repairability of our favorite fruit-based phone? Join us LIVE to find out—it's teardown time!

Is a 6s teardown just not big enough for you? Then you'll want our iPhone 6s Plus teardown.

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

  1. iPhone 6s Teardown, iPhone 6s Teardown: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • The 6s may look the same as last year's iPhone, but there are plenty of new features in this phone:

    • Apple A9 processor with embedded M9 motion coprocessor

    • 16, 64, or 128 GB of storage

    • 4.7-inch 1334 × 750 pixels (326 ppi) Retina HD display with 3D Touch

    • 12 MP iSight camera supporting 4K video recording with 1.22 µ pixels, and a 5 MP FaceTime HD camera

    • 7000 Series aluminum enclosure and Ion-X Glass

    • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi‑Fi with MIMO + Bluetooth 4.2 + NFC + 23-band LTE

    • Taptic Engine

  2. iPhone 6s Teardown: step 2, image 1 of 3 iPhone 6s Teardown: step 2, image 2 of 3 iPhone 6s Teardown: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • It’s finally time to see what this revolutionary new iPhone has in store for us.

    • At a glance, the 6s is the spitting image of its older sibling, but there's a lot more to it than meets the eye. Here's some of what's under the hood:

    • Improved Touch ID home button

    • 5 MP FaceTime HD Camera

    • Retina HD Display with 3D Touch

    • Laid out side-by-side, there are few notable differences between the two—sans the new Rose Gold enclosure.

    • Upon closer inspection, the 6s is a hair larger than the 6 (138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm vs. 138.1 x 67.0 x 6.9 mm), and it's stamped with a new model number: A1688.

    • The 6s has also packed on a bit of weight when compared to its older sibling, weighing in at 143 grams vs. the 6's 129 grams.

  3. iPhone 6s Teardown: step 3, image 1 of 3 iPhone 6s Teardown: step 3, image 2 of 3 iPhone 6s Teardown: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Roll your mouse over for superpowers—we've got X-rays on tap, thanks to our plucky cohorts at Creative Electron.

    • Together we trekked all the way to Australia to bring you the first-ever glimpse of the latest iPhone innards.

    • Our teardown is coming to you live from Macfixit and Circuitwise. Kudos to them for their hospitality and their 17-hour timezone advantage!

    • It's just a taste of what's to come! Let the teardowning begin.

    • We've said it before and we'll say it again: Apple is all about the little things. The color of the Pentalobe screws at the bottom of the case match the color of the case. Oh, Apple.

    • It seems the iPhone display assembly has toughened up a bit since we last met. It now features four adhesive strips lining the perimeter of the phone.

    • Still, this strong adhesive is no match for our handy-dandy iSclack.

    • Talk about the little things—it seems even the adhesive strip is color-matched to the display: white for white, and black for black.

    • iPhone displays of yore weren't exactly in danger of falling out of the phone, so why the need for adhesive—or could this be a waterproof gasket?

    What's the white strip between display assembly and the housing on the 3rd pic of Step 4?

    Dymbo - Reply

    That's part of the display assembly adhesive strip.

    Geoff Wacker -

    Looks like the adhesive strip has a lot to do with the 6S being water resistant. I assume once open the device will lose that capability.

    Eneko Alonso - Reply

    You're calling it an adhesive while other sites are calling it a gasket. Have you looked at the adhesive to see if it looks like it was pre-formed and placed in the case or if it looks like it was applied as a thin beed of caulking? Any desire to get a chemical analysis of it?

    plink53 - Reply

    No, offcourse not, it was not for waterproof..... they did it because they won't acknowledge the design flaw for the display. Almost every iPhone 6 have problems with 'clicking sound' from the display when pressing in the corners. They have replaced so much iPhones for this problem, so they added the adhesive on the 6S to avoid this problem....

    Laurens van Rijn - Reply

    yes, that's it. this is an improvement of 6s for the click sound between iphone6 LCD frame and back housing.

    piggyjudy - Reply

  4. iPhone 6s Teardown: step 5, image 1 of 2 iPhone 6s Teardown: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • With the display assembly popped up, we can already spot some internal differences between the 6s and its predecessor.

    • The all-new Taptic Engine takes up a large chunk of space below the battery, which might explain the slight reduction in battery size.

    • Apple has also condensed the display assembly connections into three cables, as opposed to the four seen in the iPhone 6.

  5. iPhone 6s Teardown: step 6, image 1 of 2 iPhone 6s Teardown: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • A quick twist and the battery connector is disconnectored.

    • Despite the Coriolis effect, for screwdrivers it is still righty tighty and lefty loosy—even down under. So for those who were wondering—yes, we still twisted to the left.

    • Once inside, we find, as we hoped, Phillips screws. We're glad Apple limits the inclusion of Pentalobe screws solely to the bottom of the rear case.

    Can you tell me the height of the four screws that cover the metal plate near the rear camera?

    ciaomarco - Reply

  6. iPhone 6s Teardown: step 7, image 1 of 3 iPhone 6s Teardown: step 7, image 2 of 3 iPhone 6s Teardown: step 7, image 3 of 3
    • After some careful spudgering, the display assembly comes free without much of a fight.

    • The display assembly weighs in at a whopping 60 grams—a 15 gram increase over the one found in the iPhone 6. In fact, that's the same weight as the much larger display on last year's 6 Plus! The additional capacitive sensors that Apple integrated into the display backlight have really beefed this thing up.

    • Save for the reduction in cables, and a slightly different LCD shield plate design, the old and new display assemblies seem pretty visually similar.

  7. iPhone 6s Teardown: step 8, image 1 of 3 iPhone 6s Teardown: step 8, image 2 of 3 iPhone 6s Teardown: step 8, image 3 of 3
    • In order to take out the shield plate we first have to remove a bracket, speaker, and the FaceTime camera.

    • While the FaceTime camera has jumped from 1.2 MP all the way up to 5 MP, its overall form factor remains surprisingly similar.

    • We have to take a moment to calm down as we get closer to unearthing the secrets of the new 3D Touch display assembly.

  8. iPhone 6s Teardown: step 9, image 1 of 3 iPhone 6s Teardown: step 9, image 2 of 3 iPhone 6s Teardown: step 9, image 3 of 3
    • With the LCD shield plate removed, we get our first glance at what we believe is the 3D Touch IC:

    • 343S00014 (Naming scheme is very similar to other Apple ICs, but the jury is still out on the manufacturer)

    • By the way, we want to (again!) send out a big thanks to our good friends at MacFixit Australia for letting us use their office in Melbourne for the teardown. They stock Mac and iPhone upgrades/accessories, and also carry our iFixit toolkits. Thanks MacFixit Australia!

    Word is out that the 3D touch IC is from Cirrus who also do the audio & speaker amp on this phone.

    crusr - Reply

    Inside source, 3D touch chip is 100% manufactured by LG Electronics in China factory.

    Apple initially ordered from 3 different vendors, but only LG Electronics was able to meet Apple's requirements.

    Confirmed by friend who works at LG and he was at that factory for 1 month until Sept 25 for production rate and quality checks.

    wat2lose -

    Additional to the 3D-Touch-IC there must be some Force-Touch sensor structures (strain gauges like the Trackpads' ones or capacitive etc.) to get the applied finger forces detected. Is there any wiring or some structure able to see? I guess it is between glass surface and this metal shield...

    Scit Pah - Reply

  9. iPhone 6s Teardown: step 10, image 1 of 3 iPhone 6s Teardown: step 10, image 2 of 3 iPhone 6s Teardown: step 10, image 3 of 3
    • Removing the shield plate allows access to the home button.

    • Extracting the home button from its cozy cutout is a breeze. If issues develop with the home button, the absence of solder or adhesive will make it an easy fix.

    • So far, no real evidence of any chip responsible for the "faster and better than ever" Touch ID, but hey, if Apple said so it must be true.

    How can i determine if it is the original home Botton is there any particular sign?? Ty cause it make me trouble when i restore

    bjtech - Reply

  10. iPhone 6s Teardown: step 11, image 1 of 3 iPhone 6s Teardown: step 11, image 2 of 3 iPhone 6s Teardown: step 11, image 3 of 3
    • Back to rose gold tacks... It's time to take out the iPhone's new Taptic Engine.

    • A blast of X-ray radiation reveals a peek at the linear oscillating mechanism underlying Apple's latest mechanical wonder, said to reach peak output after just one oscillation.

    • That's not Photoshopped for contrast—dense materials like magnets absorb more X-rays, so the haptic feedback mechanism looks dark and crisp compared to other materials (like the aluminum frame).

    • Once removed, there is not much showing what is going on inside—just a couple spring contacts, some cryptic markings, and big label complete with the Apple logo mark.

    Does the taptic engine replace the traditional vibration motor? or is it a supplement?

    John - Reply

    From what I've heard, the taptic engine replaces the previous motor.

    nuvs -

    Any supercapacitors in there? Specifically, anything by CAP-XX?

    CARL SELBY - Reply

    Taptic Engine supplier?

    Jon Bkk - Reply

    What the use of this engine ?.huh in this unit idont think so but in ip7 just a pusing feed back...

    bjtech - Reply

    • If you 3D Touch your phone while wearing X-ray specs, this is what you'll see. Shake it like a Polaroid picture, Taptic Engine.

  11. iPhone 6s Teardown: step 13, image 1 of 3 iPhone 6s Teardown: step 13, image 2 of 3 iPhone 6s Teardown: step 13, image 3 of 3
    • We breathe a sigh of relief every time we see those nice battery adhesive pull tabs. Hopefully they never go extinct.

    • A quick pull and the battery pops right out for inspection!

    more like heat it up and a slow careful pull adjacent to the case

    cat man - Reply

    It looks like these tabs are supposed to work like those Command things for hanging stuff on the wall - pull it till it stretches and then it comes right off.

    You could be super lucky like me, the tabs break off, then try to pry it out with my pocketknife, then a real quick trip out the back door and drop it on the ground because the battery caught fire!

    Luckily, once I got the mess cleaned up (the heat was sufficient to dislodge the adhesive by turning it into liquid sticky goo) and the replacement battery installed, it amazingly still worked.

    Pepper - Reply

  12. iPhone 6s Teardown: step 14, image 1 of 2 iPhone 6s Teardown: step 14, image 2 of 2
    • It turns out the rumors were true—battery capacity is down a bit, likely in order to make room for new features like the Taptic Engine and slightly thicker display.

    • The Lithium-ion pack comes in at 3.8 V, 6.55 Wh, and 1715 mAh. It's a small but notable decrease from the 1810 mAh battery in last year's iPhone 6.

    • This iPhone's battery still has the same identity issues as last year's. It seems to think it's from Apple South Asia (Thailand) Limited, Apple Japan, and is made in Changsu, China.

    • Nevertheless, Apple says battery life holds steady at up to 14 hours of 3G talk time and 10 days of standby—the same as in the iPhone 6. A lot of this is likely due to more efficient silicon, which we're eager to get a look at...

    Why is step 13 in German?

    Steve Sparks - Reply

    We're rolling out a translation interface for our foreign viewers, but there are still a few bugs we're working out. It should be back to English now. Thanks for the heads up!

    Evan Noronha -

    Is the physical thickness the same, or are the battery actually thinner then the iPhone 6 battery?

    Diego Husum - Reply

    What are the dimensions and weight of the battery?

    Steve - Reply

    You can only nkow if It is original if you start restoring with out error9

    bjtech - Reply

  13. iPhone 6s Teardown: step 15, image 1 of 3 iPhone 6s Teardown: step 15, image 2 of 3 iPhone 6s Teardown: step 15, image 3 of 3
    • Next out, the iPhone's 12 MP peeper!

    • This year's camera offers a substantial spec bump from the 6, including the first resolution increase since the iPhone 4s.

    • 50% more focus pixels means faster, more accurate autofocus without a drop in quality.

    • The new iSight camera also brings the iPhone into the arena of 4K video recording, which has previously been dominated by Android phones.

    • Increased pixel density often comes at the cost of a decrease in individual pixel quality, due to crosstalk from competing photodiodes, but this new iSight camera includes some cool technologies that mitigate that issue.

    • There are electrically insulating trenches etched between the sensor's photodiodes, a process called Deep Trench Isolation, to compensate for leakage between densely-packed pixels.

    What is the sensor on the rear facing camera? Is it a Sony sensor again? Thanks!

    Angelo Godbey - Reply

    The Thailand, Japan and US writing on the battery means that it meets certain safety rules for those countries. The funny-looking backwards-R hooked onto a U (or is it a backwards-L?) is an Underwriters Laboratories Recognized Component Mark, meaning the battery won't burn your house down.

    johnnyzweig - Reply

    Does anyone know anything about the led torch light? Size (Lumens)? Link to a replacement?

    natenrb9 - Reply

    This section needs a close-up of the NFC antrenna which is half removed when you remove the bracket that holds the camera. This is an important aspect becauyse when you re-assemble it, if you don’t know abouty it, you end uyp losiong Apple Pay capability.

    jfmezei - Reply

  14. iPhone 6s Teardown: step 16, image 1 of 3 iPhone 6s Teardown: step 16, image 2 of 3 iPhone 6s Teardown: step 16, image 3 of 3
    • And now, for a trip into the Twilight Zone...

    • We find a strange 2.5 mm hex head in the place of the more standard stand-off screw. Add a new tool to your smartphone arsenal...

    • And out comes the Lovecraftian antenna unit seen in previous models.

    What is the size of the hex head screw tool needed to take eon the logic board?

    tianainandout - Reply

    yeah no one mentioned that is the new screw that is being used now

    edgewireless1 -

    where are the liquid damage indicators?

    Ricky Chen - Reply

    There beside it my friend the white one ,

    bjtech -

    The only iphone unit has this screw only 6s why??

    bjtech - Reply

  15. iPhone 6s Teardown: step 17, image 1 of 2 iPhone 6s Teardown: step 17, image 2 of 2
    • And now, for the moment we've all been waiting for... It's time to reveal some ICs on the front of the logic board:

    • Apple A9 APL0898 SoC + Samsung 2 GB LPDDR4 RAM (as denoted by the markings K3RG1G10BM-BGCH)

    • Qualcomm MDM9635M LTE Cat. 6 Modem (vs. the MDM9625M found in the iPhone 6)

    • InvenSense MP67B 6-axis Gyroscope and Accelerometer Combo (also found in iPhone 6)

    • Bosch Sensortec 3P7 LA 3-axis Accelerometer (likely BMA280)

    • TriQuint TQF6405 Power Amplifier Module

    • Skyworks SKY77812 Power Amplifier Module

    • Avago AFEM-8030 Power Amplifier Module

    How much is the ram? 1gb or 2gb?

    mrchim69 - Reply

    There are 2 GB of Samsung LPDDR4 RAM.

    Dante Mazzanti -

    How do you know through the code?

    mrchim69 - Reply

    We're fairly certain that the "G1G1" in "K3RG1G10BM-BGCH" indicates a 4 Gb x 4 die, which would be 16 Gb or 2 GB. It's also very similar to the Galaxy S6's "K3RG3G30MM-DGCH", where the "G3G3" is a 6 Gb x 4 die, or 24 Gb (3 GB).

    Geoff Wacker -

    I agree with Geoff. For example, K3RG2G20BM-MGCH is listed as 4 GB, with the key markings being G2G2. G2 standing for 2 GB, for a total of 4 GB.

    Walter Galan -

    Any devices in 01005 size with bottom terminations only on the board?

    Hans - Reply

    How did you expose the processor? I thought the cowling was glued on with some kind of thermal paste stuff.

    Floyd Turbo - Reply

  16. iPhone 6s Teardown: step 18, image 1 of 2 iPhone 6s Teardown: step 18, image 2 of 2
    • Two more ICs on the front of the logic board:

    • 57A6CVI

    • Qualcomm QFE1100 Envelope Tracking IC

    • Based on alleged schematics leaked last month, the rumor mill had the A9 pegged at a 15% smaller die size from the A8. We can't confirm the die size, but the A9 package itself appears bigger—roughly 14.5 x 15 mm, up from 13.5 x 14.5 mm on the A8. That could represent a smaller die plus the addition of the embedded M9 and other functions.

    Add 4G Module

    Monuzzz - Reply

  17. iPhone 6s Teardown: step 19, image 1 of 1
    • But wait, there's more! We'll double your order of chips absolutely free!

    • Toshiba THGBX5G7D2KLFXG 16 GB 19 nm NAND Flash

    • Universal Scientific Industrial 339S00043 Wi-Fi Module

    • NXP 66V10 NFC Controller (vs. 65V10 found in iPhone 6)

    • Apple/Dialog 338S00120 Power Management IC

    • Apple/Cirrus Logic 338S00105 Audio IC

    • Qualcomm PMD9635 Power Management IC

    • Skyworks SKY77357 Power Amplifier Module (likely an iteration of the SKY77354)

    If Bluetooth is in Wifi module, it might be still Broadcom's solution:

    Mr None - Reply

    Dose the iSight Camera Lens still use sapphire ?

    ShengYu Chiang - Reply

    What is the little black IC in the north-west corner of the yellow marked NXP 66V10 NFC Controller in step 19?

    PrettyFlyWiFi - Reply

    What about the small black Chip just on the top left of the NFC Controller by NXP? Is this not the Booster Technology seen in the iPhone 6? Thank you

    Musi8to8 - Reply

    Have you figured out if it's the booster or not? Thanks

    Charles -

    Any ideas what the module labeled "Lf 098" below the WLAN/BT module is?

    toddderego - Reply

    Looking at the iPhone 6S Plus teardown this is a WLAN front end module.

    toddderego -

    Is it known the type of the storage? Is it eMMC or UFS?

    franngr - Reply

    Sorry, I meant: Do anybody knows about what kind of storage is it using?

    franngr -

    Compare to the model number of Toshiba's flash product, it's much like eMMC.

    Mr None -

  18. iPhone 6s Teardown: step 20, image 1 of 1
    • More ICs on the back of the logic board:

    • Murata 240 Front-End Module

    • RF Micro Devices RF5150 Antenna Switch

    • NXP 1610A3 (likely an iteration of the 1610A1 found in the iPhone 5s and 5c)

    • Apple/Cirrus Logic 338S1285 Audio IC (likely an iteration of the 338S1202 audio codec found in the iPhone 5s)

    • Texas Instruments 65730AOP Power Management IC

    • Qualcomm WTR3925 Radio Frequency Transceiver

    • Possibly a Bosch Sensortec Barometric Pressure Sensor (BMP280)

    You forgot to highlight the Skyworks SKY13701 WLAN Front-End Module.

    David - Reply

    Whear touch ic

    Anwar - Reply

    iPhone 6s touch not working so ic whis palace ic touch

    Anwar - Reply

  19. iPhone 6s Teardown: step 21, image 1 of 1
    • Teardown update! It turns out this logic board has a secret weapon: tiny seals surround each of the cable connectors. (They look like black foam hedges surrounding each of the gold connectors.) What can it mean?

    • Answer: we think those are waterproof silicone seals. They appear to match a patent Apple filed back in March for waterproofing board-to-board connectors.

    • When it comes to liquid damage, those cable connectors are among the most vulnerable parts of the phone.

    • This would seem to explain recent tests showing the 6s and 6s Plus to be dramatically more resistant to liquid damage.

    Es posible arreglarlos en caso de que alguno deje de funcionar?

    alvaritolps_99 - Reply

  20. iPhone 6s Teardown: step 22, image 1 of 3 iPhone 6s Teardown: step 22, image 2 of 3 iPhone 6s Teardown: step 22, image 3 of 3
    • Time to pick out the last goodies. The first to drop: the bass speaker.

    • A closer look at the speaker reveals... not much, actually.

    • The 6s speaker appears to be a very close cousin to the speaker from the iPhone 6. We suspect the difference in shape can be attributed to the addition of the Taptic Engine.

  21. iPhone 6s Teardown: step 23, image 1 of 3 iPhone 6s Teardown: step 23, image 2 of 3 iPhone 6s Teardown: step 23, image 3 of 3
    • And now, the famous "everything cable" (a.k.a. the Lightning cable assembly), featuring not one, but two microphones!

    • Beyond the two microphones, the Lightning cable assembly plays host to an impressive array of components:

    • Lightning port to meet your charging/data transfer needs.

    • Headphone jack for your audio needs.

    • Cell antenna cables for all your cellular needs.

    • While the Lightning cable assembly is a fine example of engineering efficiency, it doesn't bode well for repairs. A single broken component means the whole cable will need to be replaced.

  22. iPhone 6s Teardown: step 24, image 1 of 3 iPhone 6s Teardown: step 24, image 2 of 3 iPhone 6s Teardown: step 24, image 3 of 3
    • This teardown opens at the close: The final step is the Sleep/Wake button!

    • The large gasket of yore is gone, but there's still some waterproofing going on.

    • That said, this device doesn't come with a water resistance rating, and we do not recommend getting your 6s wet. Water and smartphones are not the best of friends.

    How does the "waterproofing" compare to the iPhone 6 ? It seems like this year, Apple paid less attention to sort of seal the case off.

    alexander rolle - Reply

  23. iPhone 6s Teardown: step 25, image 1 of 2 iPhone 6s Teardown: step 25, image 2 of 2
    • The iPhone 6s keeps up the decent work, earning a 7 out of 10 on the Repairability scale:

    • The display assembly continues to be the first component out, simplifying screen repairs.

    • The battery is straightforward to access. Removing it requires a proprietary pentalobe screwdriver and knowledge of the adhesive removal technique, but is not difficult.

    • The Touch ID cable is still tucked out of the way, but is paired to the logic board, complicating repairs.

    • The iPhone 6s still uses proprietary Pentalobe screws on the exterior, requiring a specialty screwdriver to remove.

    Why do pentalobe screws ruin the repairability score, yet you don't mention that you need a special suction cup clamp to pull the screen off? The pentalobe screws shouldn't count against repairability. Sheesh.

    ophello - Reply

    I totally agree with this, plus I think that calling them "proprietary" is a bit of a stretch. You can pick up a pentalobe driver fairly cheaply on Amazon, if not your local hardware store.

    Chris -

    Or even here at iFixit...

    imattb -

    I agree, they've been using them for a long time and the tools are now readily available. Chances are if you need to get a Philips screwdriver small enough for the job, you can get a Pentalobe screwdriver from the same place.

    You also don't need the iSclack, you can just use a regular suction cup; the iSclack was created to help you open the 5s without breaking the tripwire known as the TouchID cable.

    booticon -

    Enough with iFixit's chronic complaint about pentalope screws. You guys made your point over two years ago (at least). It's what Apple uses period. So just get over it.

    These screwdrivers are readily available and anyone who fixes things ought to be use to having to getting specialty tools to do the job. It is no big deal. We get it. You guys don't like them.

    Jim Scimonetti -

    The barrier to repair is people going into their phone using the wrong or worn-out tools. Pentalobe isn't a barrier - it's just a signpost saying "you're doing it wrong, get the proper toolkit".

    Going to your local hardware store to buy a set of screw drivers is NOT going to lead to a successful repair, even if pentalobe were not part of the equation.

    No one should attempt repair of a smartphone without the right precision tools.

    rulegit2000 - Reply

    Seems to me that the adhesive strips should be marking the score down, not the pentalobe screws. How much more time is that going to add to repairs now that we will have to apply fresh adhesive strips.

    Beau - Reply

    +1. Having to source and replace the display adhesive strips complicates repair, and should have deducted a point or two from the score.

    isonno -


Could you identify audio amplifiers and microphones..

sgm - Reply

no more broadcom wifi-bt combo in 6s?

leezhu - Reply

It has brcm wifi in it. Inside the "USI wifi module"

Dr T -

No mention of touch screen controller?

ritu gupta - Reply

is that not it in step 9?

defectivebeauty -

That's 3D touch controller. Where is the capacitive touch controller?

ritu gupta -

I think touch controller is placed on the rear flex of the screen.

The touch screen socket from the screen has less pins (it's smaller) than iPhone 6, so I believe the incoming signal is already digital and not analog.

If this is true, this is a flashback into the first gen. iPhone era...

crispain -

It's 3D Touch IC. Which is placed back of the screen

aqi -

In step 21 there are 2 antenna cables but by step 22 only one is shown.

where is the longer of the two in the pictures and is it removable from the everything cable?

defectivebeauty - Reply

In step 13, goes along the outer edge of the MLB, should be the Wi-Fi diversity antenna.

Tom Chai -

Hi, in step 19 and 20 I noticed there are two Cirrus Logic Audio IC, does this mean our music will sound a lot better than the iPhone 6?

Kevin Scott Caja - Reply

what's the size of the camera sensor? still 1/3 ?

Eric Tan - Reply

What about AMS NFC Booster?

Charles - Reply

Bloomberg and the author of the article Bloomberg cites do not know this for sure. The Information is around 2 Corners and uncertain.

Musi8to8 -

Any supercapacitors in there? Specifically, anything by CAP-XX?


I take it, If you ban get Bluetooth in the Wifi module, this may be a great resolution:

samsonman1 - Reply

What is the long coax cable seen in the first step 21 picture?


fgroppi - Reply

Who made the lens and lens unit? Is it largan precision as in the iPhone ? Does the PCB indicate the manufacturer?

ramparameswaran - Reply

内存2G了,不错哟!I like it!

kirsty - Reply

guess the adhesive is not for waterproofing, but for better fit of dispaly unit. lots of customers have "problems" with klicking sound of the display unit, or badly seated displayunits resulting in small gaps between display and enclosure.

Lego - Reply

It is mentioned that the i-phone is water resistant. Is any conformal coating used for the protection of PCBs?

Hans - Reply

What about Lightning port & Headphone jack, do they have any water resistance? Look at video:

lysenkomykhayl - Reply

Does anyone know how to identify the phone if it doesn't powers up and you don't have the sim tray ? It seems there is no IMEI / Serial number on this model.

kevr93 - Reply

You can find the IMEI underneath the sim tray, but since you don't have it there's no other way to find it unless you can power up the iphone. As for the serial number it can be found on the sim tray shield/port, basically it's the bright little metal shield between the two EMI shields(one on top, one below it both covered in black). it's right next to one of those QR codes and has the alphanumeric code 17A01 on my iPhone 6s, hope that helps.

Jose Martinez -

The guys at Anandtech said that the 6s has NVMe + TLC flash, replacing the old school eMMC controller and flash. I'm wondering which one is the NVMe controller?

Lucian Pacurar - Reply

Don't worry, it ain't a discrete NVMe controller or Serdes or any physical boundary of "SSD," but logic that gets integrated into A9 and presented like an NVMe to the OS.

r121 -

Does it have the same rear housing with the iphone 6?

Felipe Lacalle - Reply

Why it need so much PMU?

Zyy - Reply

Does anyone know the airgap above and below the Logic board (including all the components on the board)) for iphone 6s?

arakereguruprasad - Reply

Does anyone know an estimate of the air gap above and below the logic board in an iphone 6s?

arakereguruprasad - Reply

Will you sell the logic board for this model?

diegoinclan92 - Reply

Can you tell me the height of the four screws that cover the metal plate near the rear camera?

ciaomarco - Reply

GPS location

Bob Wohrmann - Reply

iPhone6 GPS module actual location inside case. I'm an electrician and want to use GPS longitude/latitude coordinates to drill holes to accurately run wire thru walls.

Bob Wohrmann - Reply

i need my hole screen fix bc it coming off all the way off and how much is it to get fix

mendezaleigha - Reply

I replaced my back cam on my the camera is black and I get no Data.....anyone know where I might have gone wrong....and what parts should I order as a safe bet ....thanks guys

Garrett - Reply

Hi, I have an iPad air 2 device. I see it as an iTunes iPhone (phone detect) device and I can not install ipsw software. what cause trouble?

emre zanbak - Reply

Excelent....!! Very Good...!!

Maximo Castro - Reply

Hi can these things can repair if broken not iPhone the contractor​ above the cable

Saroj Yadav - Reply

where is the light ic ? i need to know it plz


s12.s13 - Reply

My phone got water damaged. Everything working good excepted for charger. It does show charging but is not charging. I got new battery and motherboard clean with 91% isopropyl alcoho but nothing make it work again. I thinking about the IC but dont know where it at. Could ifixt help me to locate it ?


Phuc Le - Reply

tristar ic procura por esse nome

davidcardosoertle -

My iPhone 6S was perfectly healthy and ok until iOSX 11, then the screen went blank and I could do nothing…I took it into Apple and they were able to get it back up, 2 days later I synchronised with my iWatch and it became a brick again. I took it back to Apple, but this time they couldn’t get it working, yet whenever I connect it to iTunes I get the option to Restore or Update. I’ve been through this loop many times now and in each case it fails after 5 to 10 minutes with 4005. I’ve tried various things but nothing will bring it back, since my problem they’re have been 3 updates of iOSX 11, now on 11.3, but I cannot install any of these as my phone is a brick.

Is they’re anything I can do? It was perfect before Apples bug OS release and the face that they’re have been 3 updates released in 3 weeks echo’s this.

Simon Platten - Reply

Hi, where can I find the antennas for LTE /3G?


Jan - Reply

Is the Gyro Sensor repairable? Where is it located?

I can’t count my steps with the Health app.


John L - Reply

Could you help me please - I have a part numbered 160-5Z that i’m not sure where it goes?! I changed the battery and the camera and this part is now displaced and i’m clueless !

Hayley graham - Reply

Is it possible to completely swap the entire guts of the iPhone 6s with another one that isn’t beat up and dented?

I know that 98% of the parts can be transferred but can’t the entire insides be transferred?

MiaJustSayin - Reply

Like how much are each piece

Ascencion Padilla - Reply

Was capable of removing the front screen with a suction cup thing

ZombieBrine1309 - Reply

Thank You for sharing the good write-up. I certainly love this I Phone 6. Thanks!

vaibhav pundir - Reply

Is there another iphone rear lcd flash that will fit an iPhone 6???

Joesi Simpson - Reply

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