As has grow an annual custom, iFixit tore down the latest iPhone—in this victim the iPhone 11 Pro Max—to see what has changed inside Apple’s flagship crest. The site found that the phone has 4GB of RAM, a 3969 mAh battery that takes the L-shaped design for the first time in a Max phone, and an improved thermal stewardship system.
Also intriguing: “We have a secondary battery connector for the in the beginning time ever in an iPhone, plugging in directly adjacent to the wireless ordering coil. We’re not sure what Apple was up to here.”This additional connector, iFixit postulates, could be testify of the bilateral charging feature that was rumored before the phone’s untie. Pre-launch reports claimed that the new iPhone would be able to fill AirPods wirelessly, much like Samsung’s recent Galaxy phones. Anyhow, iFixit notes that Apple published documentation indicating that the iPhone 11 Pro Max has new components for tracking battery performance, and that may be an alternative explanation.
Other intriguing findings include a new barometric sensor design and an explanation of one way Apple realized improved thermal performance: it’s “accomplished by pulling heat from the common sense board straight through several layers of graphite where it dissipates into the posterior case.”
iFixit sells repair-related parts and services and advocates for user-performed renews for the reduction of environmental waste. As with prior teardowns, the site make overed the phone a repair rating. This time it was a 6 out of 10, the same droves given to the iPhone XS and XS Max in 2018. iFixit reported that the battery is easier to use than before, but that breaking the glass back of the phone lacks replacing the entire chassis to repair.
You can visit the teardown page for various photos and details.
Listing image by iFixit