Craftsmen iFixit disassembled the iPhone XS iPhone XS Max, to assess their maintainability

Specialists iFixit disassembled the iPhone XS iPhone XS Max. Inside the smartphones are very different. While the iPhone XS Max is a new power management chip and custom battery, iPhone XS is almost unchanged, compared to the iPhone X.

Despite the fact that the iPhone XS iPhone XS Max protected from water and dust according to IP68 standard, masters iFixit found no clear evidence of increased waterproofing. Previously the FixjeiPhone noted that the iPhone XS is more difficult to analyze because of the large number of seals.

After removing the screens, employees iFixit found few differences between the iPhone XS iPhone XS Max. In the model with the smaller display is set odniesieniu L-shaped battery and iPhone battery XS Max consists of two parts. Since the L-shaped batteries have six sides, Apple has rounded internal corners to improve the heat sink.

The second obvious difference is the different motors Taptic Engine, which is responsible for vibration.

Motherboard iPhone XS Max has a new power management chip Apple. According to rumors, the company began gradually to abandon components of Dialog Semiconductor.

The power management chip highlighted in green

According to the results of the autopsy and iPhone XS iPhone XS Max, the specialists of iFixit appreciated maintainability of 6 out of 10 points.

Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

Hi! I’m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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