Dismantling the iPhone 11 reveals little news compared to the XR [atualizado: vídeo]

The wave of “disassembly” of the new iPhones was heavy in 2019, but was concentrated in the more expensive models of the new line. For this very reason, to analyze what is in the bowels of the iPhone 11, nothing better than trusting the good old explorers of iFixit.

The staff of the repair firm opened Apple’s new entry-level smartphone and, truth be told, didn’t discover much news there in relation to its spiritual predecessor, the iPhone XR. The similarities start already in the opening process, which – as has happened since the iPhone 6s, back in 2015 – basically involves warmth, skill and patience to “break” the glue that joins the screen and the housing. Fortunately, the upgrade in the resistance certificate (from IP67 to IP68) did not make the iPhone 11 more difficult to open.

The iPhone 11 also preserves the battery in a rectangular shape of its predecessor, dispensing with the “L” shape components of the most expensive models. The cell of the new iPhone has, as already informed, 3,110mAh, or about 7% more than the XR – enough to give you an extra hour of life out of the socket.

A change from the XR is in the logic board: here, as in the iPhones 11 Pro, we have a two-layer board. In addition, there is the new dual-camera module (with optical stabilization only in the wide-angle lens) and, as in the more expensive models, antennas embedded in the rear housing that, apparently, are used for the new ultra-wideband technology.

Disassemble iPhone 11, iFixit

An important point to be highlighted is the issue of bilateral loading. Unlike the iPhones 11 Pro, the “common” iPhone 11 does not have any evidence of technology support in its hardware – we do not have additional connectors on the battery or coils of different design here. That is, if Apple was indeed planning to announce the functionality, it would be exclusive to the most expensive models.

Ultimately, the iPhone 11 received six points (out of 10 possible) in the repairability index of iFixit; according to the firm, changing the device’s screen is relatively easy, but the glass construction tends to lack durability and changing the rear requires a replacement of several internal components.


In time, iFixit also shared its traditional wallpapers with the insides of the new iPhones. Just access this post and choose your device (for now, we only have options for the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro Max; the “common” 11 Pro was left out, for some reason), as well as the style you want – we have so much to offer. internal vision like that of X-ray.

To apply the images, just save them on your device and then go to Settings, selecting the option “Background Image”. To enhance the sense of realism, it is better to turn off the perspective effect (one that slightly moves the image according to the movement of the screen).

Update, for Rafael Fischmann Sep 23, 2019 at 20:25

IFixit has now published a video of this teardown: