Date: Friday, September 20th, 2013, 08:14
Category: Hardware, iPhone, News
The gents at iFixit got busy again.
Granted, they were a little behind the Aussie teardown, but they still found some pretty cool stuff within the new iPhone 5s.
– The confirmation of AuthenTec as the company behind the fingerprint sensor, which was expected since Apple acquired the biometric hardware company last year. The sensor uses a CMOS chip and requires 5 to ten images to create a complete profile of your fingerprint ridges.
– iFixit also noted that the display in the 5s should be familiar to everyone as it is “no bigger, better, or badder than the [iPhone] 5.” In fact, it is the same 326 ppi Retina display assembly.
– iFixit has reported that the teardown is done and has given the iPhone 5s a 6 out of 10 for repairability. It gets a lower score for using pentalobe screws, a battery with a more sticky adhesive and an all-in-one front panel that includes the front glass, digitizer, and LCD.
– Other goodies include the potential identification of the camera module as a Sony component and the sighting of 1GB of RAM.
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.