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A look 'inside' Apple's new iPhone 5S and 5C

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

tech reviews Updated: Sep 20, 2013 12:44 IST

Apple Inc's newest smartphone models hit stores on Friday in many countries across the world, including Australia and China. For the first time, Apple is selling a second smartphone dubbed the "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 5S and examined its parts and then took apart a 5C model.

Following are some of the key parts for the 5S model:

* Chips from Avago Technologies Ltd and Skyworks Solutions Inc are featured in the iPhone5S.

* Companies supplying parts for the new phone also include South Korean memory chipmaker SK Hynix Inc and radio-frequency chipmaker TriQuint Semiconductor Inc.

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* Broadcom Corp's BCM5976 chip is used for the touchscreen controller.

* Murata Manufacturing Co's 339S0205 (based on the Broadcom BCM4334) Wi-Fi module.

* Includes chips from Qualcomm Inc (PM8018 RF power management IC) and Texas Instruments Inc.

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Following are some key points of the 5C model:

* The hardware design on the 5C appears more similar to the 5S than to the iPhone 5

* The 5C uses a Toshiba Corp 16 gigabyte flash memory chip

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Information is from iFixit, a web site offering parts and self-repair guides for Apple 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