iPhone 6s Plus Teardown
It’s time to tear down the biggest iPhone ever made—a fraction bigger even than last year’s edition, the iPhone 6s Plus comes double-stuffed with new tech. To those of you joining us from the iPhone 6s teardown, welcome back! Here at iFixit, we have a habit of leaving no stone screw unturned—so with the first phone dispatched, we focus our attention on its Plus-sized counterpart.
Released September 25, 2015. Model A1687/A1634. Repair of this device is similar to previous generations, requiring screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 64, or 128 GB / Silver, Gold, Space Gray, or Rose Gold options.
Not much has changed on the surface since the iPhone 6s Plus introduced an updated look with a laminated screen and comfortably round corners. This time around, though, Apple is beating its chest for incorporating Series 7000 aluminum instead of the anodized aluminum it’s been traditionally using. The screen on the iPhone 6s Plus is virtually unchanged from what its originator brought forth, but the smartphone has gained 3D Touch control that lets users deliberately choose between a light tap, a press, and a “deeper” press, triggering a range of specific controls. Other notable additions include the Apple A9 chipset, 2GB of LPDDR4 RAM, and a 12MP rear camera with 4K resolution video recording.
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