The iPhone 5 is one of the most sought after pieces of tech in consumer electronics today. Early this morning, while most of us in the Americas and Europe were asleep in our beds, the iPhone 5 went on sale in Australia, and iFixit was lucky enough to get their hands on one and conduct one of their famous tear downs.
The findings were certainly interesting, though with nothing terribly unexpected – the iPhone 5 uses the same Pentalobe screw that they began using halfway through the iPhone 4′s original lifecycle, which means you’ll need to buy a special screw (which iFixit happens to be glad to sell you) in order to open the iPhone 5. The battery has been slightly improved from the 4S’s 5.3Whr @ 3.7V to a slightly boosted 5.45Whr @ 3.8V.
As per usual, iFixit seems impressed at the level of detail and compactness Apple engineers achieved with the new iPhone, going so far as to say that the device is so compact that a 30-pin connector wouldn’t have even been able to fit. You can check out their full teardown at the source link.