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We’ve still got a good 8 hours or so before the iPhone goes on sale here in the US, but it’s already begun flying off the shelves in Australia. And as usual, the folks over at iFixit were on hand at the launch to grab one of the new iPhone 6 Plus models for their customary teardown.

After popping the handset open, the team discovers what it says is a very similar layout to the iPhone 5s, albeit a much bigger battery. In line with the rumors, the battery is rated at 3.82 V and 11.1 Wh of energy, for a total of 2915 mAh—nearly double the capacity of last year’s 5s.

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Digging deeper, iFixit finds Apple’s new A8 APL1011 system on a chip with just 1 GB of Elpida LPDDR3 RAM, a Qualcomm MDM9625M LTE Modem, NXP LPC18B1UK ARM Cortex-M3 Microcontroller (M8 Motion Coprocessor), and NXP 65V10 NFC module + Secure Element.

One look at the iSight component, and you can see why Apple was forced to make the ugly “bump.” The part is labeled DNL432 70566F MKLAB, and is of course of the 8MP variety. This particular camera has a ƒ/2.2 aperture, and features optical image stabilization (Plus-only).

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iFixit is still going through its teardown, so if they uncover anything else worth noting, we’ll add it. Also remember that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus go on sale here in the US at 8am local time, and iDB will be bringing you hands on photos, videos and other coverage throughout the day.

[iFixit]

  • Steven Code

    1Gb RAM was expected

  • Adam

    Still 1GB of RAM, 1.3Ghz processor to a 1.4Ghz processor.. Where’s the innovation..? I love Apple products but Apple is seriously making fun of us. They gave us the big screen (which I love) but what about the specs..

    • Omar Levi Ortiz

      You’re so right, i too also love apple products but 1GB of RAM is really not innovation really all we are seeing here is just a better OS for the iPhone and a better camera which isn’t all that better. i understand apple trying to conserve battery life but thats not innovation they should of named it iPhone 5z

      • pegger1

        I really hope you’re not serious with this comment. Increasing memory or processor speed is not innovation. By that logic the increaed battery size and larger optional storage is innovative. Apple has never been about the specs. If that’s what you care about you shouldn’t be upset, Apple just isn’t for you. Go get a Samsung.

      • Adam

        My friend, what you see on this iPhone is what you’ll get on a free Android phone. Honestly, I love Apple, I own an iPhone and I’ve NEVER liked android. But this truly makes me sad in terms of specs.

        But you are right.. Apple doesn’t innovate anymore. Just does little upgrades every year.

      • JoshuaHulgan

        More ram isn’t innovation.
        Stop using the word in that sense.
        It’s more like future-proofing.
        By iOS 10 who knows how much ram these phones will need to remain optimum in performance.
        But to be clear, the 1gb is a bit of a let down.

      • Ahmad Danial

        Yesss… That’s what I want to hear it…

      • bigkev943

        let me ask you something put this up against the high end android phones and let me know if they run just as smooth tell me if you knew nothing of spec wars within android only no other OS does this would you even recognize it i would bet money you couldn’t

      • Kurt

        My Note 3 doesn’t lag, and doesn’t crash do to low memory. My iPad Air with 1 gig has some small issues with lag but it crashes a lotttttttt due to low mem.

        Apple can fix the issue with putting in more ram. Ram is cheap. Apple is cheaper haha

      • N&LH

        All/Most Samsung device lags from day one. Grow up

      • Kurt

        Quit trolling. It runs better than the iPhone. Facts are facts. Deal with them and don’t get too stressed out.

      • LOL

        My Nexus 5 is smoother and I found apps were constantly reloading on the iPhone 6 what went to resale after two hours of usage.

      • What they were saying is adding more ram and a faster processor isn’t innovation… At this point some people will call it catching up even if they did add more.

      • Jack Wong

        I can tell you are just a pc/android.

        Apple is about software with hardware, not just hardware…

      • Ahmad Danial

        Why can’t I double likes.. Double agreed..

      • F Scirg

        Just go use an android phone and you’ll see why specs don’t mean shit …my iPhone 6 out performs my Nokia lumia 1520 and my Samsung Galaxy s5 …it’s 64 bit processor is the most powerful yet and if you learn more about hardware and software you would see that the way Apple mixes the two is innovative..more so than any other smartphone…I also had the htc m8 but this iPhone 6 is without a doubt the best phone I’ve ever used …and I had an android for the last 3 years and always told everyone Apple sucks …it’s cost money and my android had better specs …well this phone made me eat my words …

      • Chris

        Spoken like a true fanboy

      • pegger1

        Good argument.
        I’m a fanboy because I say Apple doesn’t care about specs? It’s true. When I’m shopping for a phone, I pick what’s right for me, regardless of who makes it. If someone doesn’t like the iPhone specs buy a phone you like.

      • Chris

        We’ll I guarantee you will get a iPhone

        Unlike you if I buy something new for the price I could like something new in the product

        No point buying same car with different paint job

      • Antzboogie

        Ignorance is bliss and you are the face of ignorance.

      • Chris

        Why thank you….

        I speak the trouth that’s all

      • utsav koju

        hahaha. Is increasing battery size is your logic for innovation then android have got that innovation year ahead. Adding SSD is not an innovation either. Don’t use the words innovation for anything that already exist.

        Edit: Iphone did innovated in two fields:
        1. Increasing the price of iphone devices.
        2. Fooling all these iSheeps.
        😉

      • leart

        He was joking!! Don’t you get it?

      • Franklin Richards

        If it weren’t for the iPhone Android would not have existed as it is today.

      • Chris

        Booooooo another true fan boy…… Coz apple invented mobile phones didn’t they

      • Franklin Richards

        No obviously Apple didn’t invent mobile phones. In fact Apple doesn’t invent anything. But they did change the smartphone market the way it is today. That’s a fact. I mean if it makes you feel superior not liking Apple then go right ahead. But it doesn’t change the fact the iPhone changed the smartphones for the better. Do you not remember in the past before iPhones there were slow Symbian OS and Windows Mobile OS? I’m not trying to be a typical maniacal Apple fan. I’m just giving credit where it is due.

      • Daniel S. Fleming

        actually apple invented one of the most widely used computer accessories on the planet, can you guess what it is, Apple invented the Mouse!

      • Franklin Richards

        They didn’t, Xerox did. Steve Jobs just “borrowed” the idea when he was given a tour.

      • Chris

        If Google is right Douglas englebert

        But I know apple didn’t lol

      • Shadowelite123

        Actually Steve Jobs bought the technology from them

      • James

        Another common myth popularized by Pirates of Silicon Valley. The mouse was invented at the Stanford Research Institute with grant money awared by NASA.

      • Chris

        Wow yer they did NOT

        And If I remember right a quick google changed that.

        Oooooo wait ifreshair they invented that

        Lol

      • You are talking like you know Apple’s history. The loudest in the room is usually the weakest, nobody is saying apple is bad, these gentlemen are actually pretty smart consumers. They are just saying apple just doesn’t innovate anymore, apple never invented anything they just literally innovate from what is already on the market. Example Steve jobs never invented the mouse, you sir made yourself looked really foolish. Next think you know you’re gonna say they invented the laptop computers and etc…
        Look evryone is entitled to their opinion, but when someone is telling something that is worthy, you should listen. 600$ for a phone that has 1gb of RAM I’m pretty all of these ppl that went out and purchased the iPhone has no fcking idea what RAM is or the specs it comes with. All they care about it’s that it is Apple and they get to have one and show it off to friends or associates. Apple phones are like the Jordans of technology. Why am I still on 5s where I could upgrade? Because the 5s why something innovating for me having a Touch ID was something I’ve never seen before, did it exist? Yes way before then.
        It’s really hilarious and SAD that people will literally fcking kill and stand in the cold for a phone that’s the same shit as of last year and the year before that.

      • BoardDWorld

        I’m not replying just to your remark but many above and below. Lets ask the first question. What is innovation? is it upping the graphics performance? or finding a way for the same level of graphics work 10x better? (Metal). Obviously an extra GB of ram would be nice for Safari but alas we are without. But you people aren’t opening your eyes to what is the meaning of “innovation”. It’s a new idea, not a spec bump. Even high Androids still struggle to work as fluid as the 7 year old iPhone 2G.

      • You literally just answered your own question. Innovation is a new idea, please tell me what is new here and let’s forget about specs? Please I honestly want you name me all the things that are implemented into the 6 or plus that weren’t in the 5s. Give me 5 ideas.

      • BoardDWorld

        Yes? So? Seems like many think otherwise. Some things I can think of that are innovative: Better Fitness Tracking, Better Graphic Performance (Metal), System Optimisations (allows for 100% system performance throughout entire battery life cycle), Superior Glass through ion blasting, Apple Pay, Faster LTE, more bands. Then there’s other things that matter that many others benefit from like simplified development tools, stronger ecosystem Integration and so on…

      • Antzboogie

        The A8 Chip is more efficient then anything on Android. It will make the 1gb of ram work like it has 2gb do your research before you talk.

      • Guest

        That’s not true. If you put the A8 chip in Android it wouldn’t run well. iOS is like a baby OS. not very advanced. That’s why it runs well. Doesn’t do much. Research before you talk.

      • LOL

        This thread is full of nonsense but this one is just outstandingly ridiculous. Boy, you have to do your research first, OK?

      • mike

        Xerox invented the first Mouse if I’m not mistaken

      • LOL

        Wrong, this wasn’t their invention

      • Chris

        It just the way you put it that’s why I put the comment. Apple did change things so much like you said credit where dew

      • utsav koju

        Apple did innovate with touch screen and ios but its long gone now. Don’t buy goods for its history.
        They are just making the same devices for minor incremental updates for years now. Be wise and think wise.

      • Franklin Richards

        Wow. We have a guru in our hands. All bow before him.

      • utsav koju

        hahaha.
        If it weren’t for Motorola then iphone would not have existed as it is today. 😉
        Don’t be stupid dude. Its called progressive innovation and the one who catch up the innovation will sustain for ever and the other one become another Blackberry.

      • Who’s even talking about that? These people are talking about THIS generational iPhone.

      • Antzboogie

        Exactly.

      • Kurt

        True but please stop living in the glory days of 2007-2011. Apple is not on top anymore.

      • Franklin Richards

        They may not be technologically ahead of other phones but they are still the best selling phone in the world. And still driving the market. As much as you like to dismiss it, Apple is still in the game.

      • Kurt

        Not me, I admit truth easily. I’m not biased. I’m not the one who dismisses truth. That’s Apple fanboys. They do more dismissing of truth then Android fanboys.

      • Shadowelite123

        Wow Android fanboys are dumber than I thought. Thank you for proving that.

      • Steven Code

        And specs for ios has never really mattered

      • BozzyB

        Correct. But that has a reason. iOS was designed as a one step forward – one step backward OS. Since iOS gains more features like android and tries to deal with multitasking and interaction between apps, it will need more resources. You can see it already on older devices that they hickup and lag with the newer OS version. If Apple would have used better and more powerful components, the implementation of new features wouldn’t be such a pain.

      • Rowan09

        Android usually only support 2 year old devices and newer while the iphone 4 years.

      • Dan

        No, but user experience does. When I use my ipad air, and I can’t even have 3-4 pages opened up at once without them refreshing every time I come back to them, that’s annoying. More RAM would fix that and barely make a dent in Apple’s profit margins.

      • Shadowelite123

        No it wouldn’t. That’s a software thing not a ram thing

      • Kurt

        It’s a RAM thing. It says it in the debug files. LOW MEMORY CRASH

      • LOL

        I noticed the same thing as @DanBeau:disqus here said with iPhone 6. My Nexus 5 is much better in this aspect. Of course it has it to some degree, but not that prone as iPhone.

      • Adam Bowman

        I really am (and I can hardly believe I’m about to say this) considering getting a Samsung. I’m gonna wait a month for the Note 4 to come out, play around with both, watch a bunch of comparison videos and then maybe make the switch.

      • Antzboogie

        So then go to Android. Apple don’t want you.

      • Kurt

        My wife and I switched to the Note last year. She will never return to iPhone. I might, but at bare minimum the iPhone must be able to do split screen multitasking. With 1 gig of ram, that will never happen. Plus I hate metal on the back of phones. No premium feel when you have a cheap case on it. lol

      • iKrontologist

        You Apple Apologists are always trying to come to the rescue of a company with a chip on it’s shoulder. They always now think everybody should only be concerned about what their devices look like. Nothing practical or innovative ever comes to beauty queens just putting on more n more makeup as they age and expecting to keep up with the new kids on the dance floor.

        What Apple did by firing the only true coder (Scott Forstall) and instead hiring a bunch of flaming queen Lisa Frank iClone designers to supposedly only make iPhones look cool was asinine. Because Sir Jony Ive isn’t all that great of a designer and has failed many times. Now he’s failed at running iOS 7 and iOS 8. Both over rated PoS that still can’t do “System Wide Pervasive Multitasking! WTF???

        Especially since it’s now 64bit and memory starved at just 1 freaking GB of ram!!! lol….. iCloud Failed, iMaps Failed, Apple’s iCopy of S Health Failed, iOS 7 Failed and now iOS 8 is failing! Good Night Apple can’t you afford to put better specs in your devices? Apple is a has been also ran bunch of Elitist Niche Market Snobs!!!

      • Umut Bilgiç

        Lol stop using the word “innovation” for every update.

      • Rowan09

        Have you used the phone? According to performance the iPhone outperforms every Android device or equals the best. Wouldn’t that be innovation having a 1GB dual core device spank octa core and quad core devices? Personally it would have been nice to see 2GB RAM, but I prefer it on the iPad.

      • utsav koju

        if you have some dead icons on the screens with minimal processes at the back and lacks true multitasking then os won’t require that much RAM. Its limitation not innovation.
        If you really want to speak about smoothness please use WP for some hrs even phone with 512 ram will outperform iphone smoothness.

      • Shadowelite123

        Wow limitation? Seriously? Like wow that’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever read.

      • Kurt

        Ture, WP is the best for smoothness.

      • Omar Levi Ortiz

        Yes, the A8 chip has great performance over all and that doesn’t mean i wasn’t going to get the phone. I don’t think another phone could have done better with 1GB and like I said in my previous comment i am an apple fan regardless i wouldn’t see my self using another phone. I know for a fact though apple could have added 2GB, they know its not that great of an idea because with all this new equipment developers have it will be apples next innovation to add more RAM on our iPhone perhaps on the future iphone 6s?

      • Rowan09

        I think they’ll add 2GB on the iPad but they will soon and I’ll welcome it.

      • jack

        Calm down kid, we all know you’ll still buy it

      • Biken Dangol

        Buy an android device with same specs as iphone 6 and its performance will most likely be 3X slower than iphone 6.
        Do a benchmark test.

      • F Scirg

        Just get one and use it …you have 14 days to decide …but if you like apple already which I didnt ..well I used to use them back in the day but I moved in to android because of a reason that I won’t get into …but I really think if you use this phone you will be amazed …it’s so much better than the fastest windows and android phones I used ..Galaxy s5 …lg G3 …lumia 930 and 1520…the games are smoother and the keyboard and Siri are maybe the biggest improvements from the 5s …well I hope this helps you to not switch before you use the 6 or 6 plus ….I chose the 6 but that’s my preference since I have an iPad mini ..it just didn’t make sense to me to get the plus…and I got the 128 gig …all I have to say is if you got the extra cash get the 128 gig cause there’s something so comfortable about never worrying about space on your smartphone ..

      • F Scirg

        Oh and I had like 20 something apps open and the phone didn’t slow down or lag at all

    • Onyxus_Music

      The last time Apple was “innovative” was when the original iPhone was announced.

      • Cameron Chao

        touch ID is amazing, and somewhat innovative.

      • Onyxus_Music

        64bit hasn’t done much. Yes, it’s been implemented on newer iPhones, but it’s hasn’t been truly put to the test. Plus, another issue with that would be memory for programs/apps (ie. more ram required to run multiple things or better multitasking).

        The things with touch ID is that even though it was “revolutionary” it hasn’t picked, until now. And given Apple’s recent security scrutiny, how many people are going to trust Apple Pay. They said that iMessage conversation are encrypted, but yet targeted people were hacked. Who’s to say that it can’t happen with this new feature.

      • Rowan09

        iCloud wasn’t hacked, individual accounts were hacked due to weak passwords and security questions.

      • Soylent Green

        Cook lied as recently as last week about imessage being end to end encrypted & “unreadable” by anyone, but if you look at the facts, it shows apple hold the key to decrypt any imessage, which means the nsa also have unlimited access, oh and it was not weak passwords etc it was the lack of security that allowed a bruteforcer on icloud itself, the leaked stuff was pulled out of ‘cloud’ backups icloud that is, experts are waiting to look at applepay to see if they have even done what they claim. Wakey Wakey fingerprint donaters…… Pffff

      • Rowan09

        Lol. If you’ve ever applied for any state job, go to the bank, etc the government has your fingerprint. I don’t think the government is for everyone but this notion of I should be afraid is stupid.

      • Shadowelite123

        Do you even know a thing about password hacking? Do you know how many people actually have strong passwords? I just barely updated my passwords to a strong password and like 3/4 of the people I know have weak passwords.

      • Shadowelite123

        I beg to differ. Touch I’d has been wisely adopted. More than 80% of all iPhone 5S users have been using touch I’d on their iPhones. It’s been used for apple payments like app store purchases or music and even been used in even more ways in the jailbreak community. Some of those “hacks are not even apple flaws. And when was iMessage hacked?” it was iCloud that was being investigated and it’s a cloud feature that is barely used by the entire population. This is the same with other cloud storage options with the exception of dropbox

      • Tommy

        Not really.
        Funny how it seems to scan almost immediately whenever I want to purchase apps but takes about 2-3 tries when I want to unlock my screen.
        Damn Apple.

      • leart

        64 bit, touch id?

      • TrueTone Flash, External antennas, nano-sim(iPhone 5 was the first device to use the SIM). Noise Cancellation built in(two and three mic configurations). All hardware which Android manufactures are now starting to incorporate into there devices.

      • Rowan09

        Haters gonna hate. I have a Note 2 I barely use on airplane mode and wifi and it crashed gmail, web browser and clash of clans daily.

    • Steven Honey

      They can’t put too much ram or you might be able to keep your phone more than two years. Then Apple sales would drop. Lol. Gotta keep us sheep coming back for a new device every year

      • leart

        Well the is true for my opinion, only desperate companies that have nothing to loose will put all the specs they can in the device the first year and remaining without nothing to offer the next year 🙂

      • BoardDWorld

        Being realistic you can keep an iDevice 3 years with great performance and many new features added each year. The 4th year “if you update” you can expect slow downs. You just don’t get that for Android, which is the reason CyanogenMod is so popular.

      • But they haven’t added more RAM and yet people still comeback.. It must be more than that…

      • Maxim∑

        unused RAM is wasted energy

    • Cameron Chao

      not sure how you can call adding ram, as innovation.

    • leart

      That’s the inivation making a faster and snappier device the same amount of ram, at apple for sure will have some reason to make that choice

    • bigkev943

      that will come with the S model of these this was hardware upgrade design bigger screen nfc and other stuff the ram and what nots most likely will get the bump in the S model like apple always does.

    • Alawyy96

      you know that 1 GB of RAM is not as we know and understand, Apples software is completely deferent then other softwares ” Androids for example” which does needs 2 GB or 3 GB of RAM & higher and not enough for them ! Apple software , graphics & other stuff don’t acquire all of that! they made it like that, so I belive 1 GB is enough even though more is better but on iOS I think it was build to fit that rate.

    • TeChNoStyLeZ

      Tell me one single reason why you guys need more than 1gb of ram on your iphone. iOS doesnt multitask , it just pauses one app and opens another one and one gb of ram is enough for doing so. Also ios doesnt support widgets, wtf would more ram be good for ?? Maybe for more features but ios will never bring any features like a samsung phone, thats why I switched to android. But as long as iOS stays as it is it will be able to run on 1gb of ram

      • benny001

        Yes it does support widget. But thaat does not require much ram.

      • TeChNoStyLeZ

        sorry they are too many to list in one comment

      • Dan

        More RAM would help with Safari, being able to have 3-4 tabs open at once without needing them to refresh.

      • TeChNoStyLeZ

        I guess thats not enough,as long as the iphone is fully functional without issues they will keep the 1gb ram

      • iloveAPPLE

        whenever i got multiple apps running in background such as music FB chat then installing a new apps and updating. my phone cant load other apps such FB. safari. and it lags? iphone 5 running ios 8 isnt that enough to ask for more ram?

    • Franklin Richards

      Out of interest, what exactly do you expect to be “innovated” to the new phone? Bumping specs don’t count as innovation.

    • Tommy

      Agree with everything you say except for the innovation part.
      Apple no longer knows the term innovation. Nowadays it just does its little nip and tuck jobs.
      Heck same camera, same battery, same ram (I’m talking bout the iPhone 6).. thats about as far as you’d get with Apple.

    • sosarozay300

      putting top specs isnt innovation, what is innovation though is apple being able to make their iphones with “specs from 2012” run faster than android phones with “specs from 2014”

    • JulianZH

      Feel free to go Samsung.

    • Shadowelite123

      Since when has iOS needed higher specs to be faster and more efficient? Do I have to bring in the videos of how the 5S beat the galaxy S5 in multiple speed tests? Like wow the iPhone doesn’t need higher specs. It’s already fast as it is.

    • vifish

      My god, whats the matter with 1gb of RAM? i’ve never experienced apps crashing or extreme slow downs because of RAM, let’s not forget that the OS behind the iPhone knows how to manage the hardware, not like android that needs 32gb of RAM to run smoothly.

    • Rowan09

      http://gizmodo dot com/iphone-a7-chip-benchmarks-forget-the-specs-it-blows-e-135071702

    • Antzboogie

      Stop crying I bet the iPhone would wipe the floor with an Android. I Love their products and if you want proof we will see the head to head battle with the s5, m8, and Xperia. Soon on YouTube as well as benchmarks which Apple doesn’t need to cheat on. I bet Apple beats them all. What you are implying is they don’t innovate and that sounds so ignorant. They inspired everyone else just because they didn’t have a bigger screen earlier doesn’t mean anything Apple doesn’t like to follow anyone that’s why. What don’t you get? Lol

  • Onyxus_Music

    Drop test… FAIL!
    So much for that “durable” screen. Hah! Word of advice, don’t drop it. :O

    • Omar Levi Ortiz

      Someone broke it already?

      • Onyxus_Music

        The drop test has been release. Search for it on YouTube. I tried posting it here, but it had to be approved by iDB moderators. Needless to say, it was NOT approved.

      • springer85

        Stop lying the guy from Perth Australia the first person to buy one dropped it over excited on live TV it hit the ground and NOTHING happened!
        Seriously you are a pathetic SAMESUng guzzler who is b u t t hurt!
        LMAO!

      • Onyxus_Music

        The drop test that I’m referring to isn’t some “kid” from the news. It’s an actually drop test. Get your facts straight, Mr. The phone is fragile. When I deliberately tried to break my i5, I literally had to throw it on the concrete to break it. This was dropped and it cracked when it landed on its side.

      • springer85

        LMFAO! A drop test from some random SAMESung guzzler?
        LOL! The FIRST people in the world to get the 6 were from Australia u tool!
        NOONE from America or anyone else in the world could gave bought one!
        The drop test u are talking about ways a mockup iPhone 6!
        The guy who dropped it LIVE on Australian TV hit the concrete ground from waist height and NOTHING happened to it not a scratch!
        Hmm live TV test PASSED guy with mock iPhone 6 breaks from the same height?YEAH RIGHT!
        Nice try SAMESung guzzler!

      • Matt Taylor

        OMG shut up. Childish fanboy. Go run tell your mommy how the horrible and supposed Samsung user told you your iPhone might break if you drop it…. Hard life isn’t it.

      • Onyxus_Music

        😉

      • springer85

        Awww do not cry as you precious plastic piece of dung the S5 got OUTSOLD by the 5C!!!LMFAO!!
        4 Million sold in 24 hours…..took the Note 3 a month to reach 5 Million!!
        HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHA

      • Matt Taylor

        I have an iPhone 5S. Why do you keep banging on about Samsung, do you feel Apple has something to prove? Otherwise why do people always use Samsung as a method of comparison? Are Samsung that good that Apple products always have to be compared to them!? Hmm…

      • Onyxus_Music

        I’m not sure how to respond to your ignorance and how much of actual tech news you do know. I, for one, don’t just get news from one site and have verified that the video that I’m talking about is on various sites. The fact that the person dropping the iPhone is from a Samsung, or any other company, is irrelevant. The drop test is legit. You may be angry, at whomever, but it doesn’t change the fact that the iPhone is fragile. Your unintelligible rant has gotten you nowhere, but looking like a child. I’m stating facts, facts that you obviously can’t grasp. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is more susceptible to breaking from the same height than a iPhone 5 or 5s.

      • springer85

        Gotten me nowhere?LOL!
        The video was of a mock up Iphone 6!
        SAMESung guzzlers do it every year when a new iPhone is released!
        Last year it was the video of the SAMESung guzzler who bragged how easy it was to hack the touch 1D!HA!
        These lame SAMESung guzzlers actually think these videos will stop people buying IPhones!
        4 million in 24 hours!Took the Note 3 3 weeks to reach 5 million!
        Hahaha

      • Jonathan Talbot

        Totally agree with you! 😀

      • felixtaf

        Watch the droptest from Android Authority in youtube. Both devices survived without a crack.

      • springer85

        Is not some kid?LMFAO the guy in the Youtube videos is a KID and is SO A SAMESung guzzler!

    • pegger1

      What durable screen are you talking about? The one that it was falsely rumored to have?

      • Onyxus_Music

        Exactly. Hence the quotation marks. In reality, it seems that this iPhone is probably going to be the most fragile to date.

      • JoshuaHulgan

        Maybe the one in the keynote that stated ion strengthened?

    • stulaw01

      Very fail. Screen broken on the 6 Plus not even dropped flat on the screen, just on the side of the phone about waist high on concrete. Screen started separating from the body too.

      Looks like a sad build from Apple this year and glassgate time.

      • springer85

        Guy from Australia first person to buy one dropped his on live TV from waist height on to the concrete floor screen first NOTHING happened to it!!
        The video u are talking about is from some SANESung guzzler with a mockup!

    • Eni

      you are cmm only bad words, if you don’t like it don’t buy it man. now gfo from this site 🙂

    • Justin Rowe

      Just watched the drop test on you tube, it doesn’t look good in all honesty.
      The 6 is a little more durable unless it’s dropped face first but saying that you really say what underlying damage the first drop test did.
      Even so it doesn’t seem as strong as the 5/5s

      • TwinSon

        5S isn’t very strong either. My roommate tossed his phone on the bed 3 weeks ago and it landed on his belt buckle, cracked the hell out of it. Had to pay that $150 to get his screen replaced.

      • Justin Rowe

        Mines been dropped (including the attempted footcatch/kick) and it was fine.
        I’ve got a 6 (delivered this morning) that video hasn’t put me off at all.

  • Alex Blaha

    Nope, not impressed with this. Waiting for iPhone 6s to have upgraded specs.

    • I was going to say the battery is innovating but then I remembered they just crammed a big battery into a bigger phone. Apple needs to innovate in the battery front if they can and try to make smaller batteries that last longer (if this is even possible?).

  • Bugs Bunnay

    1 gig of ram! brilliant!! gonna relaunch other apps after heavy game usage!

  • Umut Bilgiç

    Apple devices doesnt need crazy specs but come on. Really? I am frickin done with relaunching apps and refreshing safari tabs.

    • Danial

      now think about jailbreak tweaks …
      damn you apple

  • Eli Montoya

    I have a shitty android I got for 50 bucks and it has more ram than the iPhone 6??!!?!!?

    • applebrainwashespeople

      lol

    • Danial

      very sad truth

    • arvindb02

      Android phones generally have more RAM b/c Android needs it to run smoothly. iPhone 6 and nexus 4 have the same specs on paper but the iPhone still performs a thousand times better. iOS is optimized to run with less ram, that’s where apple’s talent shines. All these other manufacturers cram as much ram into the phone as possible b/c that is whats needed on such a resource hungry OS like android. And besides you shouldn’t buy a device based on specs, How it performs is what really matters.

  • onesimpleclik

    1.4Ghz CPU & 1GB of RAM, are very underwhelming specs compared to other Android phones in the same class as the iPhone 6 Plus. Apple should be trying to offer the same specifications, if not better, than what else is on the market.

    • felixtaf

      I agree on the RAM part. But processor upgrade isnt necessary. Its an overkill. A7 was on par with snapdragon 800 last year and A8 will be on par with 801/805 too. Am disappointed in the RAM side. I was expecting 2GB RAM on the 6Plus atleast. Shame. Now I have to think thrice before buying the 6 Plus!

  • stulaw01

    Apple fanbois love to preach that specs don’t matter but they do to an extent at the end of the day- its denial otherwise. RAM does matter! Page buffering, reloading web pages when switching tabs, etc is a direct correlation to feeble RAM. Your abs reload in Safari when you switch between them because there is not enough RAM to store them all and the “frozen” other apps you have.

    So basically you got a 5S with a bigger screen as the internals are tiny bumps that the average user wouldnt notice (slightly faster processor and slightly better same 8mp camera 1.2mp front camera.) Approx same battery life in the regular 6.

    • Beta382

      Don’t forget that the 6+ has to push 2.85 times as many pixels.

      Way under-specd. The competition had better specs two years ago for 2/3 the price. Same deal with the Macbook; I can (and did) get an HP laptop running Win8.1 with better specs than a Macbook for just over half the price.

      However, Apple’s release pattern appears staggered. The base releases (iPhone 4, iPhone 5, iPhone 6) all brought marginally better internals, but improved screens. The corresponding S releases saw considerable internal improvements, but not much on the outside (TouchID being an exception). I have a 5S, so I’m waiting for the 6S (not plus) either way. If it doesn’t bring 2GB of RAM, then we’ll know that Apple has overstayed it’s welcome relying on its brand to deliver underspeced products at a premium.

  • Steven Honey

    I think it is innovation in itself that apple can get an operating system to flow just as good (in my opinion faster) as an OS on steroids.

    • Jonathan Talbot

      Exactly; )

  • springer85

    LOL at the lying SAMESung guzzlers about an Iohone 6 breaking after being dropped!LOL!
    The FIRST person in the world to buy one was a guy from Perth Australia,Over excited he opened it to fast on live TV and it hit the ground NOTHING happened to it!
    Seriously you Android guzzlers making stuff up are pathetic!
    LOL!

  • n0ahcruz3

    Satisfied with the battery capacity so far. But 1gb ram 1.4ghz wtf that means safari will keep reloading when opening a tab. :/

    • applebrainwashespeople

      hahahaha, correct

  • springer85

    LOL at the guy who Said he tried to post a youtube video of an iPhone 6 breaking but IDB did not let him!
    LMFAO!

  • exscalibur99

    …everyone angry and hate with the new iPhone 6 spec… but in the end… everyone secretly want the new iPhone.. just saying

    • applebrainwashespeople

      incorrect

  • WaterTrooper

    Apple had to make to make the bump because making the iPhone thinner is so innovative.

  • Kharl Martin

    While 1gb might be enough now it may not be the case in the nexy 1 to 2 years. Sure the iphone is still a very fast phone but with newer and or more advance apps or hardware on the horizon every bit of internal upgrade helps even if one will not see the benefits right away. Apple tries to refine it software to match its products well but a company this large and influential should not be holding back in any department where improvements can be done.

  • Jonathan Talbot

    To everyone saying that the specs DO count…. Bullshit! Has anyone ever seen a speed test between iPhone 5s compared to other phones??? IPhone just happens to win everytime even with the 1GB ram and 1.4GHz processor 😉 it’s all about how you get it to work… Not just what you put to work!!! I mean iPhone photos are better than on 41MP camera smartphone 😉

  • leart

    i really dont care about 1 gb of ram , the only reason why i will not get the new iphone is because i already own two perfectly working ones.

  • Akicyron

    Apple has never been there to fight neck to neck with Samsung in specifications. It has always been a premium phone with much higher build quality materials (NOT PLASTICKY) in the phone. Apple has always emphasized on the overall experience of the user with IOS. They always rely on the IOS improvements to enhance the user experience and make apple users feel like they always have new phone :). NO OFFENCE ..JUST MY FEELINGS .. 🙂

    • Rowan09

      But the iPhone usually outperforms Samsung devices every year.

      • Akicyron

        Well that’s the beauty of IOS which doesn’t needs any big number of RAM or Processing Power.. IOS is the soul of Apple products.

      • Rowan09

        Exactly. I prefer more RAM for the iPad, I’m fine with the iPhone.

  • Danial

    Damn you apple!
    I feel like fuckin idiot for buying iPhone

  • Stefano

    Stop it. Holy cow. You guys are utterly ridiculous. If the phone needed more ram it would have come with it. What do you plan on doing with it? It’s optimized for its uses. So what Samsung has more ram, they’re not even using their devices to its potential on top of just throwing crap into it without a clean operating system. And BTW innovation in short is define a new idea, method or product; none of which either company has done. Pipe down.

  • Stefano

    On a lighter note, I just want to watch iFixit teardown video 😉

    • felixtaf

      iFixit has an iOS and Android app for tutorials and videos. You can check it out 😉

  • Matt

    That’s exactly why I never sold my 5s and got the 6. I’ll just wait till my contract expires in 2015 and get the next version of 6 (whatever it will be named)

  • Dan

    wtf, how much would 2 GB or RAM cost them? If you peruse the official Apple forums, you can see that a lot of people have had trouble with crashing apps and refreshing pages on both 5S and iPad air. You think they would of listened to their customers and added 1 GB of ram instead of saving a few bucks.

    • felixtaf

      Disappointed really. I was happy that the leaks preached 2GB RAM in 6 Plus!
      I have the same issue on iPad Air. Also, if you use 4 or 5 tabs with heavy content safari will crash. Iam on iOS 7.0.4 though. All the crash logs points to low memory.

      • Dan

        Yeah I’ve had crashes too on my iPad air. On my 5S, Safari has litterally froze several times, had to close it and reopen it. That and refreshing pages, very annoying. I have the iPad air 128GB, you’d think on a device that costs nearly 1000$, you’d be able to go on the web without any trouble. Heck my Nexus 7 (2013) handled several tabs better than this and it cost me 199$.

        I was hoping the rumors were false and that the iPhone 6 actually had 2 GB, might of upgraded to it in 6 months, now I’ll really have to wait for the 6S.

      • felixtaf

        Agree. I was planning to update to iPhone 6 Plus. Guess I have to wait for another year!

        Also, dont update your iPad Air to iOS8. My friend’s iPad Air was updated to iOS 8 (clean install), and it crashes with a blue screen and reboots often.

      • Dan

        damn, I wasn’t planning to until a jailbreak came out, now, I might just keep it on iOS 7 indefinitely

  • Glenn DolFan Baptista

    You know who yous are lol

  • Joey_Z

    If Apple dares to put only 1GB ram into their latest phone, then they must be very confident of how efficient ios8 is. Under normal use, 1GB will probably good enough, but as soon as you JB it… it starts to show some performance bottlenecks…

    • Shadowelite123

      You really think apple looks to make their devices fluent in the jailbreak community performance? The only thing the jailbreak community is good for Apple is the tweaks that Apple practically owns due to jailbreaks being an iOS thing

      • Joey_Z

        nope, Apple did this on purpose

  • mwpitt52

    Whats it like paying premium prices for 2 year old technology? Oh yea its optimized for the processor – LMAO

  • OLI8LFC

    What I don’t understand, why not keep the “thickness” of the 5s and stick a bigger battery in the iphone 6. and even keep the design 🙂

  • Rowan09

    http://gizmodo dot com/iphone-a7-chip-benchmarks-forget-the-specs-it-blows-e-13501702
    For all those people bragging about inflated specs, just read this article.

  • TheDude

    Am I the only one noticing a severe decrease in battery life on ios 8? I previously had iPhone 5s running 7.0.4 (jailbroken of course) and I was very happy with my battery life and charging speed. I stupidly got rid of my jailbreak for ios 8 and now my battery life is miserable and charging seems to be much slower. #firstworldproblems

  • kari kala

    Never owned iPhones. But after my Google Nexus 5 started dropping calls with no repair in sight, I decided to get an iPhone 6 plus. But 1GB ram? Seriously? Now I am confused. I read that safari has trouble with multiple tabs. Can somebody clarify?

  • TwinSon

    On a completely Unrelated note, anyone here order on the 12th and still not receive their phone? T-Mobile has been dicking me around for a week, need to get their act together.

  • Terrence Mobley

    Higher RAM or a higher numbered ghz processor has nothing to do with innovation. Whenever a new “RAM” technology or “Processor” technology is created, that would be the very definition of innovation. Any engineer knows that 1GB RAM, 1.4 Ghz, or even just 5.0 MP camera is technically good if the other surrounding elements are properly constructed. People only think more equals better but have no educated clue about what they speak. Bigger house, bigger car, bigger TV etc.. The sales speak for themselves, Apple continues to lead the way!

    • KhatMan

      I totally agree, uneducated people always think the higher the numbers the better the performance, errrr WRONG!! All you android fanboys and apple haters go check out the benchmark scores and see how the s5 blows away the new iPhone with its quad core and 2gb of ram!!!! Idiots
      Time to jog on haters!!!!

  • Zachary

    You people are idiots, it isnt about the specs. If it said 2gb ram and ran the same way the iphone 6 plus is going to run, you guys would be amazed. Its a phone, not a gaming desktop. Its handles itself extremely well, which is what its all about.

  • Ian Leon

    boooo

    • Ian Leon

      this makes me feel better about keeping the 5S, for now

  • chris125

    2915 isn’t high capacity for a 5.5, 1080p device.

  • blastingbigairs

    IOS doesn’t need all the RAM that Android does to run efficiently. My Galaxy S5 constantly lagged even with all that extra memory. That’s the beauty of IOS, fast, simple, and pretty flawless.

  • rockdude094

    Whoaaaaaaaaa we are still in 2010. What a throw back ..

  • Will

    I was intending to buy the Iphone 6 plus but after knowing of its 1 GB RAM and CPU guess I’ll go with Samsung S5.
    Really there is no point in paying a 1000 bucks for a. Iphone with 1GB of RAM. This is a joke and I ain’t an Isheep

  • Ahmad Danial

    I think I’ll have to wait for Iphone 6S with 2GB… Just maybe… I love all their products but this time.. I really need something more from Apple.. More.. cause I’m willing to spend a lot of money for them.