iPhone 5s Teardown

Tear-down of a new gadget is always interesting to see. iPhone 5s Teardown article has linked to this iPhone 5S Teardown Round Up video from YouTube. It shows what is inside the latest iPhone. Judge yourself does does Apple have innovation problem or not.


  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

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  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Apple M7 From NXP, Says Chipworks

    NXP Semiconductors makes the M7 sensor controller used in the new Apple iPhone 5S and Samsung makes the phone’s A7 processor, according to a teardown by Chipworks (Ottawa). The iPhone 5S hit the market on September 20. Chipworks was among many companies rushing to post teardowns and analyses of its internal workings.

    “The M7 has been a difficult chip to locate on the board and rumors have been going around about the lack of a discrete M7 chip inside the iPhone 5S,” Chipworks analysts said in their online report.

    “Luckily, we’ve been able to locate the M7 in the form [of] the NXP LPC18A1, [part of] the LPC1800 series [of NXP's ARM] Cortex-M3 based microcontrollers,” they said (see above). “This represents a big win for NXP,” they added, given the volume and visibility of iPhone sales.

    The M7 controls functions from a variety of discrete sensors including a gyroscope, an accelerometer, and a compass. Chipworks noted that traditionally, Apple used STMicroelectronics’s accelerometer and gyroscope, and an electro-magnetic compass from Asahi Kasei Microdevices (AKM). “We have since confirmed the compass to be AKM’s AK8963,” they said.

    The A7 is Apple’s first 64-bit mobile SoC. Eventually teardown experts aim to explore the guts of the chip to determine details, such as how many cores it uses.

    “We have confirmed through early analysis that the device is fabricated at Samsung’s foundry,” Chipworks reports.

    A look inside the A7 (APL0698) found a contacted gate pitch of 114 nm (above). That suggests it is made in the Samsung 28nm HKMG process, the same used for the Exynos 5410, application processor used in the Galaxy S IV, Chipworks said.

  3. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Teardown reveals Samsung built A7 chip inside the iPhone 5S
    Apple looks to its archrival for latest flagship smartphone

    THE DEDICATED ENTHUSIASTS whose favourite thing is taking apart the latest gadgets have wasted no time in setting to work on the iPhone 5S, and have made some interesting discoveries.

    The teams at iFixit and Chipworks have collaborated on a complete teardown of Apple’s latest flagship smartphone and its new chips – the A7 and M7 processors.

    The M7 is the extra processor dedicated to constant analysis of the improved motion sensitivity sensors in the iPhone 5S. These enable the new range of fitness apps that Apple has promised.

    But more interesting is the identity of the A7 chip, the 64-bit system on chip (SoC) that runs the phone. The chipmaker that builds this monster, game changing chip? It’s Samsung, of course.

    Chipworks wrote, “We have confirmed through early analysis that the device is fabricated at Samsung’s foundry and we will confirm process type and node later today as analysis continues.

    “That being said, we suspect we will see Samsung’s 28nm Hi-K metal gate (HKMG) being used. We have observed this same process in the Samsung Exynos application processor used in the [Galaxy S4].”

  4. Tomi Engdahl says:

    This is how much iPhones manufacturing costs Apple

    Apple’s smartphone iPhone news iPhone 5s and 5c are almost identical innards will find a market research firm IHS report. The company were able to clear parts of the phones and found that 5s in the A7 processor, fingerprint sensor and ultra low power memory chips for devices are virtually identical.

    16 GB of storage farm with iPhone 5s Components of paying to Apple for about $ 191, or about 142 euros. 64 GB model costs $ 210, respectively, or approximately 156 euros. IHS estimates equipment is assembled to pay about eight dollars, and the total price of 199-218 U.S. dollars (about 148-162 euros).

    Cheap iPhone 5c described as a model of the components and the assembly of pay 173-183 U.S. dollars depending on the model, that is 128-136 euros. Assembly, compared with seven dollars.

    IHS analyst Andrew Rassweiler believes that Apple’s decision to keep the phone models as similar as possible will make them more profitable.

    Source: http://www.tietoviikko.fi/uutisia/nain+paljon+uusien+iphonien+valmistus+maksaa+applelle/a933413

  5. metanews says:

    Battery life seems on par with my last iPhone. That was only thing I was worried about.

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  9. Tomi Engdahl says:

    iPhone 5s in a Freezer

    Testing to see what happens when you freeze an iPhone 5s.

    iPhone 5s Still Works When Frozen Down to -22°C


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