GO
Loading...

All you wanted to know about iPhone 5C but were afraid to ask

Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 8:56 AM ET
The new iPhone 5S with fingerprint technology is displayed during an Apple product announcement.
Getty Images
The new iPhone 5S with fingerprint technology is displayed during an Apple product announcement.

Apple's newest smartphone models hit stores on Friday in many countries across the world, including Australia and China. The gadget giant for the first time is selling a second smartphone dubbed "5C" featuring a plastic back and bright colors. The pricier "5S" now comes in three new colors - gray, silver and gold.

Technology firm iFixit disassembled a gold-colored iPhone and examined its parts. Following are some of the key components for the iPhone 5S and their makers that have been identified so far:

-- Chips from Avago, Skyworks Solutions are featured in the new iPhone. Companies supplying parts for the new phone also include memory chipmaker Hynix and radio-frequency chipmaker Triquint;

Apple haters can jump off a pier: Pogue
David Pogue, The New York Times tech columnist, shares his thoughts on why Apple "got it right" with its newest smartphones.

-- The new fingerprint sensor uses a chip from NXP Semiconductors;

-- There is no single M7 motion co-processor, a new chip that Apple said was part of the iPhone 5S when it unveiled the device last week. The M7 appears to be more a collection of chips, including chips for a gyroscope, accelerometer and compass, iFixit said;

-- Broadcom's BCM5976 chip is used for touchscreen controller;

-- Murata Manufacturing Co's 339S0205 (based on the Broadcom BCM4334) is used in Wi-Fi module;

-- Includes chips from Qualcomm Inc (PM8018 RF power management IC) and Texas Instruments ;

Information is from iFixit, a Web site offering parts and self-repair guides for iPods and Macintosh computers. The company, which has conducted similar "tear downs" on other Apple products, posted step-by-step photos of the process on its Web site at:http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPhone 5s Teardown/17383/1?singlePage

  Price   Change %Change
AAPL
---
QCOM
---
TXN
---
AVGO
---
SWKS
---
BRCM
---

Featured

Contact Technology

  • CNBC NEWSLETTERS

    Get the best of CNBC in your inbox

    › Learn More
  • Matt Hunter is the senior technology editor at CNBC.com.

  • Cadie Thompson is a tech reporter for the Enterprise Team for CNBC.com.

  • Working from Los Angeles, Boorstin is CNBC's media and entertainment reporter and editor of CNBC.com's Media Money section.

  • Jon Fortt is an on-air editor. He covers the companies, start-ups, and trends that are driving innovation in the industry.

  • Lipton is CNBC's technology correspondent, working from CNBC's Silicon Valley bureau.

  • Mark is CNBC's Silicon Valley/San Francisco Bureau Chief covering technology and digital media.