It is as soon as once more that point when the iFixit group get their fingers on the brand new iPhones and perform their standard detailed teardown. And as is the case, the teardown of the brand new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max has revealed some fascinating particulars that Apple didn’t tell us about during the unveiling.
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The primary fascinating revelation is that the iPhone XS has a smaller battery than the one discovered inside final yr’s iPhone X — 10.13Wh in comparison with 10.35Wh. In keeping with iFixit, the explanation for that is that in shifting from a design that featured a dual-battery, the iPhone XS makes use of a single-celled L-shaped battery. To be able to create a battery with six corners, Apple needed to add notches to the corners to deal with thermal growth, and this in flip decreased the capability of the battery.
The iPhone XS Max continues to utilize a dual-battery system, and this has a capability of 12.08Wh.
As for the waterproofing of the brand new iPhones being bumped up from IP67 to IP68, the iFixit group could not discover any indicators of further seals or gaskets in comparison with final yr’s fashions, main them to imagine that Apple might have erred on the facet of warning and undersold the waterproofing capabilities of the handsets.
iFixit additionally discovered a brand new Apple chip contained in the iPhone XS Max — the Apple 338S00456, which is a brand new power-management chip.
iFixit gave each the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max a 6 out of 10 on the repairability scale, down partly to how straightforward it’s to switch the show and battery, however breaking the again glass nonetheless leaves you in a world of damage.