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iPhone 6S' battery is officially smaller than the iPhone 6's

Emma Clark

Published 25/09/2015 | 12:05

iPhone 6s
iPhone 6s

A teardown has revealed that the iPhone 6S' battery is smaller than the iPhone 6's, while the reason for the extra 15g has also been found.

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The launch of a handset is usually quickly followed by a teardown of said handset. The launch of the iPhone 6S is no different.

iFixit tore apart the phone to take a look at its inner workings and specs that Apple may have kept under wraps. Most interestingly, it found that the iPhone 6S features a Lithium-ion 1715mAh pack, which is smaller than the iPhone 6’s 1810mAh battery.

This is disappointing, but may have been a necessity to keep the handset’s size down while adding the new 3D Touch feature. And in terms of battery life, it doesn’t seem to have had a significant impact.

The teardown also discovered that the iPhone 6S is 15g heavier because of the addition of more capacitive sensors for the 3D Touch feature.

The iPhone 6S is now available in some territories. Apple is yet to announce when it will be released in Ireland, but if it’s any consolation, the Apple Watch is now available.

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