The iPhone 5 has now arrived in shops. If you’re planning to tear the smartphone apart to find out for sure what’s inside, someone has beaten you to the punch. iFixit has already done this confirming the handset’s specs.
Apple is notorious for keeping tight-lipped about its product’s specs, despite officially unveiling new products. If you check out the phone’s spec page, it doesn’t even mention the A6. Thankfully, iFixit, the device teardown expert, have taken the new iPhone apart piece by piece, revealing what’s inside. The teardown reveals the phone’s nano-SIM tray, 4G tech, and the new 8-pin dock connector called Lightning.
Also revealed is Apple’s A6 chip. The new processor is an ARMv7 chipset, labeled 1GB Elpida LP DDR2 SDRAM. This means that the new processor was not manufactured by Samsung. Previous chipsets were made by the Korean firm Samsung. Since the two are embroiled in a fierce legal battle, it seems Apple has chosen to no longer get parts from the Korean tech giant for its new flagship.
Other specs include a Sony-made battery, touchscreen components made by Texas Instruments, 4G tech by Qualcomm. The iPhone 5 also supports both 5GHz and 2.4GHz frequencies for Wi-Fi for the very first time.
Despite being easier to repair, there are components that are more expensive to replace if you break them. An example is the glass, touch-sensitive film, and LCD all forms one component. So be careful not to break these parts. Otherwise, you’ll end up paying more.
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