The new range of iPhone 11 is already available for purchase in several markets from yesterday. Of course, together with the arrival on the markets. In-depth feedback and details emerge that the first reviews failed to capture. Inevitable as every year, the teardown by the iFixit team, which finally reveals many of the features of the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max hidden under the body.
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Here are some highlights of disassembly:
- The L-shaped battery has 2 connectors, feeding the rumors about the possible abandonment in the development of the bilateral charging function
- Front camera cables are no longer trapped under the battery
- For the cameras, each one has its own cable.
- The Motherboard of the iPhone 11 Pro Max has a structure identical to that of the iPhone 11 Pro
- The heat is taken from the board through several layers of graphite and dissipated in the rear case.
- The battery is 3969 mAh at 3.79 V, for a total of 15.04 Wh which is a big increase.
- Mysterious card present under the battery that serves in part as an interconnection for battery, wireless charging coil and Taptic Engine.
- Chip AD5844CDA0 inside the camera modules, could be an image stabilizer.
- The battery change procedure has been simplified and many components are independently accessible.
iFixit Repairability Score
- Critical display and battery repairs remain a priority in the iPhone’s design.
- The battery procedure has been simplified and many components are accessible independently.
- Liberal use of screws is preferable to glue—but you’ll have to bring your Apple-specific drivers (pentalobe, tri-point, and standoff) 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.
In conclusion, iFixit evaluates with 6 points out of 10 the repairability of the iPhone 11 Pro Max. For more details, we leave you the link of the full teardown below.