iFixit Posts iPhone XS and XS Max Teardown [Photos]

iFixit Posts iPhone XS and XS Max Teardown [Photos]

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iFixit has posted its teardown of the new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.

Last year’s iPhone X had a weird name and the most advanced internals we’d ever seen in a teardown. This year Apple turns it up to eleven with the bafflingly-named iPhone XS and XS Max. In a teardown first, we’re taking apart both phones simultaneously—so grab ahold of your Roman numerals and let’s get started.

iFixit Posts iPhone XS and XS Max Teardown [Photos]

Highlights:
● The Taptic Engine inside the XS Max has been resized up
● XS Max gets an extended logic board
● Wide-angle camera sensor size has been increased by 32%
● Camera bump is slightly larger
● XS packs a 10.13 Wh battery (2,659 mAh at 3.81 V), single cell L-shaped battery
● XS Max battery is 12.08 Wh (3,179 mAh at 3.80 V)
● Rear glass is still sandwiched between the camera bump and the frame with dozens of tiny welds. One tiny crack calls for a whole chassis replacement

iFixit Posts iPhone XS and XS Max Teardown [Photos]

Repairability: 6 out of 10
● Critical display and battery repairs remain a priority in the iPhone's design.
● A broken display can be replaced without removing the biometric Face ID hardware.
● Liberal use of screws is preferable to glue—but you'll have to bring your Apple-specific drivers (Pentalobe and tri-point) in addition to a standard Phillips.
● Waterproofing measures complicate some repairs, but make difficult water damage repairs less likely.
● Glass on front and back doubles the likelihood of drop damage—and if the back glass breaks, you'll be removing every component and replacing the entire chassis.

Take a look at a few images below and hit the link for the full teardown!

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iFixit Posts iPhone XS and XS Max Teardown [Photos]

iFixit Posts iPhone XS and XS Max Teardown [Photos]

iFixit Posts iPhone XS and XS Max Teardown [Photos]

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