iFixit disassembled iPhone 6s display to look at 3D Touch implementation

Shortly after the release of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, craftsmen from iFixit were able to disassemble them and explore the changes made

Apple's stuffing devices.

It turned out that interesting things inside are verya lot, and recently they did another parsing of the iPhone 6s, this time completely dedicated to the phone’s display. Of course, of particular interest is the 3D Touch technology implemented in the display of the new iPhone.

Disassembly was carried out in 12 steps. It was decided not to set the maintainability rating, as iFixit usually does, it is motivated as follows: “This disassembly will not include the maintainability rating, since it is better to leave the process of parsing and collecting the screen to professionals with their special (and cool) tools.” At the last, thirteenth, step eight different layers are demonstrated, from which Apple assembles a single display.

Here is what happened. The disassembly results showed that the 3D Touch sensor is installed in the far part of the display panel, and therefore, according to them, it is quite simple to separate it from the backlight, digitizer and the display itself. Moreover, the cable for the Home button has been replaced by a track running along the 3D Touch, so you don’t have to deal with the cable when fixing the screen.

Well, about the new touchpad:

“The touchpad is a gridrectangular capacitor boards connected to the thin-path power controller. These boards would be too large for the touch sensor, but their task is not to track your finger on the screen, as this is now done by the digitizer. These sensors are designed to measure the distance to the finger, or, equivalently, the pressure exerted on the screen. ”

Apple stuffed a bunch of technologically advanced pieces into the display of the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, and disassembly from iFixit sheds light on them.

[iFixit]