iPhone 8 teardowns

iFixit Teardown Gives First Look at iPhone 8′s Guts. View IFixit iPhone 8 Teardown to  find out if Apple’s playing a game of mere numerical catch-up to Samsung’s Galaxy S8 line, or if glass backing and wireless charging warrants skipping ahead a grade. iFixit’s iPhone 8 teardown shows that you really don’t want to crack that glass back

 

iPhone 8 Teardown: Faster Intel Modem And Pricey Memory Chips article tells about new iPhone 8 is a lot like the iPhone 7 both outside and in, but it’s costing Apple a bit more to make. Tech research firm TechInsights tore into the iPhone 8 Plus — the A1897 model — with 256 gigabytes of storage. The firm estimated the iPhone 8′s component costs come out to $367.50, up from $334.50 for the iPhone 7 Plus with 256GB.

5 things we just learned from the iPhone 8 teardown:

1. The iPhone 8′s battery is… smaller?

2. The iPhone 8 modem is technically Gigabit LTE-ready

3. If that glass back cracks, it won’t be easy to replace

4. How the iPhone’s wireless charging works

5. Inside, the Lightning port matches the phone’s color

According to Here’s What’s Inside the iPhone 8 article the the A11 Bionic chip sits above 2GB of built-in RAM. The iPhone 8 uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 LTE modem and other components from Skyworks and Avago. NXP delivers the near-field communications (NFC) module. Toshiba supplied the 64GB of storage memory on the handset iFixit took apart. (Not all iPhone 8s may have the same part suppliers.)

 

We already showed you what’s inside the iPhone 8—but what about the 8 Plus? Check out iPhone 8 Plus Teardown

 

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  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    How iFixit Became King of the iPhone Teardown
    We went to Australia to learn how—and why—iFixit does its electronics teardowns.
    https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/7x4wxx/ifixit-iphone-x-teardown-behind-the-scenes

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  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Parts of iPhone X will cost $ 370

    Apple’s new iPhone X has been queued for a night, even though the device pays the cheapest one thousand dollars. X is at the same time the most expensive smartphone in Apple’s history. According to the IHS analysis, the total value of the device components is $ 370.25.

    What then costs you? According to IHS, the 5.8-inch AMOLED display with 2436×1125 points – Apple’s first AMOLED phones, by the way – costs $ 110 for its touch screens. Also the back cover of the chassis is an expensive component, it has been charged for $ 61.

    Front and rear camera modules cost $ 35. The memory (DRAM and NAND) of the material costs is $ 33.45. The other components of the TrueDepth module (infrared camera, floodlight and point projector) cost only $ 16.60.

    According to IHS, Apple retains X’s traditional large debits. For comparison, the Samsung Galaxy S8′s material costs are about $ 302 and sold for $ 720.

    Source: http://www.etn.fi/index.php/13-news/7134-iphone-x-n-osat-maksavat-370-dollaria

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  3. Tomi Engdahl says:

    iPhone X Teardown: Take a Bite of a Glass Sandwich
    https://www.designnews.com/electronics-test/iphone-x-teardown-take-bite-glass-sandwich/207301734057795?ADTRK=UBM&elq_mid=2017&elq_cid=876648

    What’s going on inside the iPhone X to justify that hefty $1000 price tag? An iFixit teardown reveals some clever, old-school engineering to pack a lot technology into a small space.

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  4. Tomi Engdahl says:

    The iPhone Face ID is based on low-cost components

    Yole Developpement, the French research institute, has taken a new analysis of the new iPhone X Truedepth camera module. The Face ID recognition module is based on surprisingly affordable components.

    The TrueDepth module is based on five subsystems or modules: infrared camera, proximity sensor, infrared light, RGB camera and so on. point the projector. STMicroelectronics module is at the core of the NIR probe (near infrared), which is made of SOI wafer (Silicon-on-Insulator) by Yolen. This is based on the fact that the SOI layer improves the sensitivity of the infrared sensor.

    By choosing a SOI-based infrared sensor, Apple has solved the problem of disturbing effects of surrounding light when trying to identify faces with a 30-inch infrared dot. The SOI sensor has been used to increase the contrast between infrared and the surrounding sunlight.

    Source: http://www.etn.fi/index.php/13-news/7188-iphonen-face-id-perustuu-edullisiin-komponentteihin

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  5. Tomi Engdahl says:

    The TrueDepth module therefore costs only $ 16.50.

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  6. Tomi Engdahl says:

    iPhone X’s TrueDepth Module Dissected
    Why Apple wanted ST’s NIR sensors to use SOI
    https://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1332615

    Although experts in the imaging industry are aware of a complex “TrueDepth” module that Apple has devised for its iPhone X, most other details inside the device’s 3D system — chips, components, and all the way down to substrates — remain a deep, dark secret.

    EE Times talked to Yole Développement, which completed this week a teardown of Apple iPhone X TrueDepth module in collaboration with its partner, System Plus Consulting. They deduced that silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafers are being used in near-infrared (NIR) imaging sensors. They noted that SOI has played a key role in improving the sensitivity of NIR sensors — developed by STMicroelectronics — to meet Apple’s stringent demands.

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