“The glass construction at the back of the iPhone duo means that even a small crack will require major repairs”
Apple’s latest iPhone XS and XS Max started shipping to eager customers yesterday across a number of countries. This also means that we can now see a full teardown of the two ultra-premium devices from iFixit. The folks at iFixit have been regularly performing biopsies on new iPhones since long, and here’s what they found out inside the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.
As one can deduce, the new iPhones don’t come with a huge change in terms of design, which means that the innards are very identically laid out like their predecessor, iPhone X (review). The big change however, is in the battery. So, while the iPhone X had two battery cells, the iPhone XS has a single L-shaped battery with a capacity of 2,659mAh. However, the iPhone XS Max keeps the two-cell structure, though packs the biggest battery capacity in an iPhone yet — 3,179mAh.
One more curious conclusion from the teardown is that there was no added material for the IP68 certification that was announced for the new iPhones, as compared to the IP67 rating for the last year’s iPhone X. These are the biggest changes and there were some small tweaks as well that the repair outfit reported. Two of them being the antenna lines at the bottom of the XS and also the camera bump being a bit bigger and prominent.
iFixit also noted that the use of glass both on the front and rear will cost you a lot as even the tiniest of cracks will make you replace the whole chassis of the phone. So, you better put a case on the smartphone as a protective measure.
Related read: Top 5 features of the Apple iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max
The iPhone XS and XS Max are also now up for pre-orders in India, and will be going on sale from September 28th.
|Hexa Core (2.49 GHz, Dual Core + 1.52 GHz, Quad core)|
|Apple A12 Bionic|
|4 GB RAM|
|5.8 inches (14.73 cm)|
|1125x2436 px, 463 PPI|
|12 MP + 12 MP Dual Primary Cameras|
|Quad LED True Tone Flash|
|7 MP Front Camera|