I posted this question on the Apple support forum, but no one could give me an answer.

I am researching iBeacons for my final year project at University and I'm interested to know the position of the Bluetooth antenna in the iPhones.

Can anybody give me a reliable source explaining where the bluetooth antenna is located on the different versions of the iPhones? iPhone 4S up to 6 plus.



There are teardown/repair guides at iFixIt, they note where the chips and antennas are located.

For example, in an iPhone 4S teardown, here's a photo of the Wi-Fi/Bluetooth chip.
There is a guide on replacing the upper antenna - which is the Wi-Fi/Bluetooth one.
And there is also a step-by-step guide on fixing the wi-fi which provides the detailed photos and description.

It appears that the Bluetooth antenna is located at the top of the 4S. The discussion of the iPhone 6 teardown also states that the Apple fit the antenna on the top.

So, iFixit has a lot of manuals and photos to provide. Also, they've got a great community, so if you have any further questions, you can ask them instead.

  • Hi Igor, thanks for the quick response! Yes I came across them before, but I was hoping for a more reliable source such as Apple. I assume they don't release it though :/
    – smj2393
    Feb 6 '15 at 12:08
  • @smj2393 sadly, Apple is a pretty much private company in that case. :( Feb 6 '15 at 12:09
  • Ok cheers, guess I will have to use iFixIt then!
    – smj2393
    Feb 6 '15 at 12:11

Its on the top as when you block that area of the phone the bluetooth stops working

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