iPhone SE teardown gives us a peek at its largely familiar insides

Now that the iPhone SE starting to make its way to customers around the world, the first teardown of the diminutive device has been shared. Conducted by ChipWorks, the teardown shows that the iPhone SE is largely comprised of parts from past iPhones, leading ChipWorks to conclude:

While there is still much to discover about this new iPhone, what is becoming clear is that this is not your typical Apple release. There are very few new parts, but that hardly means there is no innovation. As is the genius of Apple and its fearless leader, Mr. Cook, it is the combination of all the right parts that make a successful product. Finding that just-right balance of old and new, and at such a low cost, is no easy feat.

As for specifics, ChipWorks confirms that the iPhone SE includes the same A9 processor, 2GB RAM, and NFC chips that were used in the iPhone 6s. Meanwhile, the iPhone SE also appears to pack the same touch screen controller that was used in the iPhone 5s.

iPhone SE teardown gives us a look at largely familiar innards

That isn't to say the iPhone SE doesn't include some original parts. In particular, the teardown shows a new power management IC (integrated circuit) that hasn't been seen in any previous iPhones, along with some other tidbits. If you're interested, you can view the full teardown at ChipWorks.