iPhone 5s internals and Apple A7 gallery
If you're curious about the internal workings of the iPhone 5s, we've got the ultimate photo gallery for you from cracking open the iPhone 5s all the way down to what's underneath the logic board shields, including the Apple A7 chip itself. I even threw in some photos of the A6 chipset from the iPhone 5c just for comparison's sake. So click through and enjoy the iPhone 5s in all it's silicon glory!
When it comes to comparing the iPhone 5s to previous models, it's definitely an iterative design that builds upon its predecessor, the iPhone 5. Here are the most notable changes I've seen in the iPhone 5s:
- Flash component for the rear camera is now located on the volume/mute switch assembly and is completely separate from the rear facing camera assembly
- Tape added to the back side of the display assembly over the front facing camera assembly and display shield
- Earpiece speaker now has four contact points on the front facing camera assembly cable instead of the two contact points previously found in the iPhone 5
- Interconnector cables that were found in the iPhone 5 running along the top of the board are now gone, and good riddance. They broke far too often.
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