iFixit tears down the iPhone 5

It’s already September 21st in Australia and the iPhone 5 is now landing in the hands of customers. iFixit made its way to the land down under and picked up an iPhone 5 so it could promptly start taking it apart. Unlike previous models, the online repair company found that the iPhone 5 was relatively easy to take apart. Especially easy to remove was the display, which may lend some credence to the rumor that Apple may start repairing iPhone displays in its retail stores.

Internally, the iPhone 5 includes the new A6 processor, a custom Apple-designed ARM-based CPU. There’s also a Qualcomm MDM9615M LTE chip and a Broadcom BCM5976  controller that works with a Texas Instrument touchscreen controller to control input on the iPhone’s retina display. Interestingly enough, this controller is also used in the MacBook Air to control the trackpad.

If you want to geek out even more, there’s a long list of internal components and information about the iPhone 5 on iFixit’s website.

[Via iFixit]

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