The iPhone 5S Teardown: Everything New Is on the Inside

Casey Chan-, Gawker Media

The iPhone 5S Teardown: Everything New Is on the Inside

The ace team at iFixit is currently gutting the iPhone 5S, as only they can, to see what's new inside the next iPhone. What's the fingerprint scanner look like on the inside? What about all those fancy new chips? And how's that goldpagne?

We'll be highlighting any of iFixit's updates as they continue the teardown:

  • A cable connects the Touch ID sensor in the home button to the Lightning port. iFixit says pulling too hard on the screen could cause damage to that cable.

  • The battery is a 3.8V 5.92Wh - 1560mAh battery that's slightly bigger than last year's 3.8V - 5.45Wh - 1440mAh
  • iFixit also mentions that they hope the sapphire crystal cover can protect the CMOS fingerprint sensors (which the iPhone 5S has) from degrading

Keep up with iFixit's teardown here. [iFixit]

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