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iPhone’s Cameras – What’s Coming in the iPhone 6?

Click here to be the first to see the Chipworks teardown blog on the iPhone 6 Contributed by Ray Fontaine, Senior Technology Analyst @Chipworks_RayF We’re coming up on another iPhone announcement and judging from the pre-launch buzz it’s clear that hardware still matters. iPhone is about seven years old now and it’s worth reviewing and [...]

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Inside the Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung unveiled their Galaxy S5 in Barcelona during this year’s Mobile World Congress. Although Samsung’s official global launch wasn’t until later in April, we managed to get our hands on one earlier than most folks. The 5.1 inch multi-band phone comes equipped with a quad-core, 2.5GHz processor with 2GB of RAM and a 16 MP [...]

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iPhone 5s Update – Different RF Front Ends Revealed

Since we tore down the iPhone 5s last month, we have had a few questions as to the RF chips on the board, particularly from those that were also looking at the iFixit teardown - we had a different inventory from theirs. The answer is quite simple; they sent a guy to Australia to take advantage [...]

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Inside the Latest Galaxy Note 3

Contributed by Dick James A couple of weeks ago we got hold of the newest iterations of Samsung’s Galaxy Note series, the Note 3. Somehow Samsung have managed to make it even thinner and yet with a bigger screen, up to 5.7”. We got hold of both the AT&T LTE and generic non-LTE world-phone models, [...]

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Inside the Apple A7 from the iPhone 5s – Updated

Contributed by Dick James Update (Oct 3rd) – Apple A7… and the Mystery of the Great SRAM Block We said earlier that our floorplan was a best guess, and it was wise that we did – it appears that we got the L1 cache areas confused. Here’s the update: As you can see, we’ve revised [...]

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Inside the iPhone 5s

Contributed by Jason Tanner, Jim Morrison, Dick James, Ray Fontaine and Phil Gamache   Mission Accomplished Amidst long midnight lineups and rumors of supply shortages, we here at Chipworks have managed to get our hands on Apple’s latest entry to the smartphone market: the iPhone 5s. Phone in-hand, we did what any self-respecting technology company [...]

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