The iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c has just gone on sale in Australia, and the team at iExperts have already gotten their hands on the new devices and given them their first teardown.
Thanks to all the leaks we’ve been enjoying in recent weeks, many of the components you’ll see below have already been seen before. But if you get a kick out of seeing expensive gadgets being pulled apart — or you just admire Apple’s incredible build quality — then you’re in for a treat.
The inside of the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c look pretty similar at a glance; in fact, the iPhone’s internal layout has remained largely the same since the original device launched in 2007. But of course, the components packed inside each device change each and every time.
Even the iPhone 5c, which is essentially an iPhone 5 with a plastic back, has an improved 5.73Whr battery, while the iPhone 5s’s is better still at 5.92Whr. iExperts points out that both the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c batteries are labeled “Apple Japan,” which is a label we haven’t seen before on an iPhone battery.
iExperts also notes that the latest logic boards inside the new iPhones are narrower then the iPhone 5’s logic board, saving valuable space inside the device. This is what allows those batteries to become ever so slightly wider, and therefore slightly better.
In the image below, you’ll notice how the iPhone 5s’s iSight camera lens (center) is slightly larger than that of the iPhone 5 (left) and the iPhone 5c (right). That’s thanks to its wider f/2.2 aperture, which lets in more light and improves the quality of photographs — particularly those taken in low-light environments.
Other changes inside the new iPhones include an improved switch for the sleep/wake button, which should make them more reliable; and of course a new Touch ID sensor inside the iPhone 5s. Customers in Australia will also find a new charger in their box, which is “incredibly compact,” according to iExperts.
We’re expecting another teardown soon from the guys over at iFixit, which will provide us with more detail on the internals inside Apple’s new iPhones, including the new processors and sensors.