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iPhone 7 Plus teardown

Apple iPhone 7 Plus Teardown Reveals 3GB RAM and Bigger Battery

The skilled guys at IFIXIT have performed yet another teardown. This time, they have ripped apart the newly launched Apple iPhone 7 Plus to reveal a Samsung made 3 GB LPDDR4 RAM module and a larger 2900mAh or 11.1Wh battery cell. Additionally, they have disclosed a Toshiba manufactured NAND flash storage and some more sophisticated details.

Apple has used adhesives more aggressively in the iPhone 7 Plus presumably to make the smartphone IP67 water resistant. Removing the back cover of the device gives us a view of the large battery and some other components. The place where the headphone jack used to reside now has a bigger Taptic Engine and the vent of barometer. The more massive Taptic Engine is the one responsible for those haptic feedback vibrations which give you the feeling of using physical buttons.

iPhone 7 Plus battery

Coming to the battery, it is a tall but slim rectangular unit and sports a rated capacity of 2900mAh or 11.1Wh at 3.82 V. This is a 150mAh increase from the 2750mAh cell of the iPhone 6S Plus. Apple states that this will offer one hour of additional battery life in the iPhone 7 Plus with 21 hours of voice calling, about 15 hours of Wi-Fi usage or 16 days’ standby time.

The iPhone 7 Plus features a dual camera set-up with two 12 MP lens. One of them is identical to that of the iPhone 7 with f/1.8 aperture size and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). The other one is a 56 mm telephoto lens which is used for the 2X Optical Zoom. The camera bump is sealed with the chassis most probably to maintain water resistivity.

Finally coming to the logic board, shows us the detailed arrangement of the main power center of the brand new smartphone. The latest Apple designed A10 Fusion Soc sits on the board along with the new 3 GB LPDDR4 RAM manufactured by Samsung. It further reveals that the iPhone 7 Plus sports a Qualcomm made Cat. 12 LTE modem and Power Management IC. Toshiba has supplied the NAND Flash Storage or the primary internal memory card and Bosch have provided the Barometric Sensor.

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