iPhone 11 Professional teardown reveals smaller logic board, bigger battery

iFixit has disassembled Apple’s new iPhone fashions, which tells us extra in regards to the variations with final yr’s telephones. iFixit shot a live-stream video of the iPhone 11 Professional teardown and wrote a information for the iPhone 11 Professional Max.

The primary main distinction is that the batteries within the iPhone 11 Professional and iPhone 11 Professional Max are a lot bigger than the batteries within the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.

On the iPhone 11 Professional Max, the system is .four mm thicker and the display screen is .25 mm thinner. As John Gruber anticipated, dropping 3D Contact from the iPhone lineup makes the display screen barely slimmer. 3D Contact required a further layer beneath the show to register stress on the display screen.

That may really feel like a tiny distinction, nevertheless it frees up some area for the battery. The iPhone 11 Professional and iPhone XS have the identical single-cell L-shaped design. However the Max model has been up to date to make use of the got here single-cell design as an alternative of two cells.

The result’s that the iPhone 11 Professional Max now has a 3,969 mAh battery in comparison with a 3,179 mAh battery within the iPhone XS Max. It represents an almost 25% year-over-year enchancment for the Max battery.

These {hardware} refinements mixed with a extra environment friendly A13 system-on-a-chip create some important battery life enhancements for the consumer. Apple claims that the iPhone 11 Professional and iPhone 11 Professional Max last as long as four hours and 5 hours longer respectively in comparison with the earlier era.

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In different information, the digital camera module is far larger on this yr’s new system (as anticipated). Apple managed to place a 3rd digital camera by decreasing the dimensions of the logic board.

The logic board has the identical dual-layer design that was first launched with the iPhone X. It’s like a membership sandwich of chips. Despite the fact that Apple and Qualcomm has settled its multi-billion-dollar lawsuits, the modem within the iPhones 11 Professional remains to be manufactured by Intel.

In the case of issues that we don’t know but, iFixit couldn’t work out how a lot RAM there’s — Steve Troughton-Smith believes there is likely to be 2GB of RAM devoted to the digital camera that you simply wouldn’t discover on benchmarks.

Equally, there are actually two battery connectors as an alternative of 1. It’s laborious to say for certain that the second connector has been added for bilateral wi-fi charging — it could possibly be there for a lot of completely different causes. Rumor has it that Apple wished so as to add reverse wi-fi charging however canned the function on the final minute.

General, iFixit provides a repairability rating of 6 out 10. The iPhone XS fashions additionally bought a 6 out of 10 ranking.


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