iPhone 6 Plus teardown confirms 1GB of RAM, double-battery size

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The iPhone's processor is about to get supercharged. Photo: iFixit
Gold iPhone 6 Plus and its logic board. Photo: iFixit

The Apple repair gurus at iFixit have been meticulously tearing down the iPhone 6 Plus over the last few hours and have discovered new details about Apple’s first phablet.

The teardown revealed that the iPhone 6 Plus battery has nearly double the capacity of the iPhone 5s with 2915 mAh of energy, which is slightly larger than the 2800 mAh battery on the Galaxy S5. They’ve confirmed that Apple’s new A8 processor only comes with 1GB of RAM on both the 6 and 6 Plus, and have also dissected the 6 Plus camera module to reveal its new optical image stabilization technology.

Here’s what else they found:

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iPhone 6 Plus camera module laid bare by iFixit
iPhone 6 Plus logic board, see list of components on the board below
iPhone 6 Plus logic board, see list of components on the board below
  • Apple A8 APL1011 SoC + Elpida 1 GB LPDDR3 RAM (as denoted by the markings EDF8164A3PM-GD-F)
  • Qualcomm MDM9625M LTE Modem
  • Skyworks 77802-23 Low Band LTE PAD
  • Avago A8020 High Band PAD
  • Avago A8010 Ultra High Band PA + FBARs
  • TriQuint TQF6410 3G EDGE power amplifier module
  • InvenSense MP67B 6-axis gyroscope and accelerometer combo
  • SK Hynix H2JTDG8UD1BMS 128 Gb (16 GB) NAND Flash
  • Murata 339S0228 Wi-Fi Module
  • Apple/Dialog 338S1251-AZ Power Management IC
  • Broadcom BCM5976 Touchscreen Controller
  • NXP LPC18B1UK ARM Cortex-M3 Microcontrollers (also known as the M8 Motion Coprocessor)
  • NXP 65V10 NFC module + Secure Element (Most likely contains an NXP PN544 NFC controller inside)
  • Qualcomm WTR1625L RF Transceiver
  • Qualcomm PM8019 power management IC
  • Texas Instruments 343S0694 touch transmitter
  • AMS AS3923 boosted NFC tag front end