The iPhone 5 is a departure in many respects from the 4S, including easier screen replacement and a retro unibody back design, according to iFixit.
The teardown and repair site is in Melbourne, Australia, has taken the apart the new iPhone. And UMB TechInsights has done its own teardown, focusing on Apple's new A6 chip.
Key differences as cited by iFixit:
- Apple's own A6 chip: Of course, the key component is the Apple A6 processor. That is an unique Apple design with preliminary benchmarks showing roughly twice the performance of Apple's A5 chip. UMB TechInsights has looked inside the chip and Anandtech has followed up with its own analysis, showing a 3-core GPU (graphics processing unit), which is likely a PowerVR SGX 543MP3 running at 266MHz, according to the chip review site. </... [Read more]