First iPhone 7 Plus teardown reveals 2675 mAh battery, flaunts the optical zoom system
posted by Daniel P. / Sep 15, 2016, 2:47 AM
UPDATE 9/16: The unit tore down here is most likely a prototype, as the iFixit disassembly of the retail unit shows a 2900 mAh battery and different internal layout.
On the eve of its imminent release for the masses, an iPhone 7 Plus in the fashionable Jet Black has been disassembled on video for the world to see. It doesn't seem very heard to pry it open and examine the innards, even though the handset is now waterproof, with generous amount of gaskets and adhesive applied all around to achieve the feat. Of course, that means that when you send yours to repair, the shop will have to restore the water-tight rating to its previous state, but that's a story for later on when people start dropping theirs and sending them for a fix.
According to Apple, this is good for an hour more of battery life compared to the 6s Plus, but the bump seems to stem from hardware and software optimizations, rather than an increase in battery capacity compared to its predecessor.
Unfortunately, we can't really grasp if there are two speakers at the bottom, as Apple lists in its ports and connectors diagram for the new iPhones, but more detailed teardowns could be coming soon.
After all, in a few hours it will be Friday in Australia, and the first thorough examinations of the iPhone 7 innards shouldn't be far behind.
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So a small battery and no 3.5mm jack. Tell me again why Iphone's are SO big
posted on Sep 15, 2016, 3:05 AM 11
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My Redmi 3s Prime has 4100mah battery...
posted on Sep 15, 2016, 3:12 AM 16
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And battery lasts more than previous generation, wonderful! :D (ay ay HRC voters swarming PA due to their lackluster android devices... I understand frustration but...)
posted on Sep 15, 2016, 3:16 AM 2
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Generation of apple, right? Is that what you mean? Not generation of android devices. Even the so called feature phone or mid range phone can last a full day. Flagship devices of android are far better.
posted on Sep 15, 2016, 3:35 AM 2
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Atrocious battery size.
posted on Sep 15, 2016, 3:41 AM 2
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It's just Apple business tactics. Save every penny in manufacturing, even if it'll compromise the user experience.
posted on Sep 15, 2016, 4:03 AM 5
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Its not about saving on battery, its about pushing people to buy new phones every two years. They never put a decent battery anytime in there phones, rather optimzie the phone to the battery limits...and every two years the battery get depliated and need another iphone. Its simple its business
posted on Sep 16, 2016, 1:18 AM 0
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who knows what the battery life is like. it could equal to a 3500 mah battery since it is heavily optimised. on the other hand, i could of been a little thicker and have 2900 mah battery and eliminate that bump.
posted on Sep 15, 2016, 5:01 AM 1
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Yup, which is what everyone ACTUALLY wants, Apple are very frustrating but then other companies follow suit with "thin and bumps" so they're as bad as each other.
posted on Sep 15, 2016, 5:08 AM 0
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Not Samsung though. S7 was thicker then S6 and smaller on camera bump too. They also did a significant increase in battery size. All that without dumping the audio jack. They are only one of the few company who actually listens to their customers despite being that big unlike Apple.
posted on Sep 15, 2016, 6:27 AM 0
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Lol, compromise user experience? What do you call an exploding battery. iPhone 7 will get better battery life out of smaller battery than Android phones with much larger battery capacities. So much for boring IPhone and no headphone jacks. Seems like the only folks whining about that is the rumor sites and you tech people who comment here, what a joke you all are...
posted on Sep 15, 2016, 7:44 AM 1
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