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.
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.)