Apple’s iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have been released and they have been given the typical deep review by the likes of…just about every tech site and YouTube tech channel.

The tinkersome fellas over at iFixit have done what everyone wants to do to their old and sluggish phones, torn the thing apart and yelled at its remains. Minus the yelling, and the old part.

They gave the new iPhone 6s the ol’ iFixit Teardown treatment and done what Apple should have done from the start by telling us what’s inside the gosh darn thing.


What the iPhone 6 has:

  • Dimensions: 138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm
  • Weight: 129 g
  • Resolution: 750 x 1334 pixels (w/ ~326 ppi pixel density)
  • Chip: Apple A8
  • OS: iOS 8 (w/ iOS 9.0.1 upgrade availability)
  • CPU: 1.4 GHz Dual-core Cyclone
  • RAM: 16/64/128 GB
  • ROM: 1 GB DDR3
  • Camera: 
    • Rear: 8 MP (3264 x 2448 pixels)
    • Front: 1.2 MP (720p at 30fps)
  • Battery: Li-Po 1810 mAh

What the iPhone 6s has:

  • Dimensions: 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm
  • Weight: 143 g (5.04 oz)
  • Resolution: 750 x 1334 pixels (w/ ~326 ppi pixel density)
  • Chip: Apple A9
  • OS: iOS 9 (w/ iOS 9.0.1 upgrade availability)
  • CPU: Dual-core 1.8 GHz
  • RAM: 16/64/128 GB
  • ROM: 2 GB
  • Camera:
    • Rear: 12 MP (4608 x 2592 pixels)
    • Front: 5 MP (1080p at 30fps)
  • Battery: Li-Po 1715 mAh

There a couple of things you should have caught in those two lists. 1.) iPhone 6s has a smaller battery. 2.) the iPhone FINALLY hit to the 2GB RAM mark. 3.) I didn’t include the 6s’ new 3D Touch. 4.) I only wrote down the specs to the non-Plus versions.

The last one was done mainly to avoid an overly lengthy article, not because I’m lazy (that is totally the real reason).

The biggest thing to note about these news specs is that even though the 6s looks like a pretty decent upgrade to the now 1 year-old iPhone 6, it does sport a smaller battery. This decrease is most likely due to Apple’s need of space for the even larger vibrating Taptic Engine.

With spec increases like the ones seen above you’d expect to see an equal increase in battery wattage, right?. After all, what’s a powerful phone without a decent power source?

Nonetheless, Apple still re-insures its consumers that the device will keep up to par regardless of the mAh the iPhone 6s has.

I’ve never believed a word they’ve said ever since the whole ‘double the speed, half the price’ fiasco from 2008, but for all we know they could be right.

Another thing to note is the fact that Apple’s new iPhone 6s has 2GB of RAM instead of the 1GB the last iteration was built with. This may not be something the common folk pay too much attention to, but it’s enough to get the techies revved up, AND it makes for a good transition to my next point.

Why Apple doesn’t tell you these things:

Before you hardcore Apple fanatics go to your nearest Android users and rub it in their face that your iPhone 6s has 2GB of RAM, realize this first: Android users have had 2GB RAM availability for two years already. In fact, the Galaxy S6 sports an even bigger RAM clocking in at 3GB.

RAM is not just the name of a car anymore. Nowadays, RAM has become the biggest selling point for a smartphone due to an increase in it translating into a smoother, faster, and (sometimes) longer lasting device. The more RAM your device has, the more tasks it will be able to perform, and the less likely you are of damaging your device by making it do more than it can handle.

Apple is very smart for knowing two things: 1.) Apple fans will buy ANYTHING they make. 2.) They know they aren’t the greatest manufactures and developers in terms of smartphone tech.

What’s irksome is that they flaunt themselves like one and the fans feed off of it.

In lieu of having the latest and greatest tech in their phones, Apple spends a huge chunk of its money marketing their phones. They throw oodles and oodles of cash at people who can make their latest devices seem like the greatest things to hit the tech world.

Just how a guy with a huge Hummer overcompensates for the small size of his…Apple Pen, Apple uses glits and glamor to overcompensate for how behind their devices are.

They avoid speaking about specs and performance comparisons against non-Apple devices because they know very well that their devices just don’t stack up. Go to their site and click on the “Learn More” tab. You’ll see that the info they put is pretty much useless to educated consumers.

I am NOT calling iPhone users dumb, but Apple might be. They know that iPhone fans are not going to look at specs. They aren’t going to care about longevity. They know you’re going to buy it anyways because Apple is more of a clothing brand trend than anything else, and that’s why they avoid the details.

Buying a nearly $1,000 device year after year is completely foolish to do. Especially when you consider the other devices on the market. However, they continue to have huge sales regardless of what they offer because consumers aren’t…fuck it, I’ll say it…smart enough to do some simple research.

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