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TechInsights did not reveal who is supplying the force touch technology but did show a picture of the assembly.



Force touch assembly from iPhone 6S. Source TechInsights.

Next: List of design winners



Techinsights’ list of design wins in iPhone 6S

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Function

Manufacturer

Application Processor

Apple

Baseband Processor

Qualcomm

LPDDR SDRAM

Samsung

NAND – 16 GB/ 64 GB

Toshiba/SK Hynix

Power Management

Qualcomm

Power Management

Apple/Dialog Semi

Envelope Power Tracker

Qualcomm

RF Transceiver

Qualcomm

Accelerometer

Bosch

Gyroscope / Accelerometer

Invensense

Barometric Sensor

Bosch

Audio CODEC

Apple/Cirrus Logic

NFC Controller

NXP

Touchscreen Controller

Murata/Broadcom

Force Touch Controller

Analog Devices

WiFi / Bluetooth

Universal Scientific Industrial

Next: Estimated costs  for iPhone 6S versus iPhone 6


The teardown also includes a Techinsights’ estimated cost of various functions within the Apple iPhone 6S and compares them with a similar estimate for the iPhone 6.


Cost of functions in iPhone 6S versus iPhone 6. Source: TechInsights. For larger version of figure click here.

This shows how the price paid for the sensor content has gone down from $8 in the previous iPhone to $5.50 in the iPhone 6S, according to TechInsights. The battery and radio cost have also been squeezed while Apple is paying more for the application processor, for the camera module and image sensor and for the display and touchscreen.

Next: The USS Enterprise


And TechInsights was able to uncover a bit of fun buried within the ambient light sensor from Austria’s AMS AG. And that is an image of the USS Enterprise etched into the light sensor die.

AMS ambient light sensor as used in the iPhone 6S including image of the USS Enterprise. Source; TechInsights.

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