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iFixit disassembles iPhone X and shows 2.716mAh “L” battery, new TrueDepth camera system and more

Already tired of seeing the "face" of the iPhone X? So, to change the air a little, how about we see his insides?

As always happens, the iFixit Already disassembled the entire new device, allowing us to look inside the device to see what is different from previous iPhones including the new TrueDepth camera system, the stacked logic board, the L-shaped two-cell battery and the Qi-based inductive load coil.

iPhone X disassemble iFixit

Opening the iPhone X frame from the side, as apparently the standard since the iPhone 7 Plus, we can see that a single rod covers each connector of the logic board according to the site, something they have never seen before.

They also stated that the logic board has a miniaturized size that represents 70% of that used in the iPhone 8 Plus, making it quite space-efficient with unprecedented connectors and components.

iPhone X disassemble iFixit

Incidentally, since it was possible to have a little more space, they took the opportunity to increase the battery, which is now 2,716mAh and is in "L" format with two cells; by comparison, the one found on the iPhone 8 Plus has 2,691mAh.

iPhone X disassembled by iFixit

At the top, the device has “the most complex components ever seen above the screen”. You can see the new TrueDepth camera system used on iPhone X to enable Face ID and features like Animoji that works through infrared lighting and sensors (as already explained here).

iPhone X disassembled by iFixit

Ah! And did you notice why the rear cameras are vertical now? If not, look again: notice that the infamous Notch (forehead, cropping, or whatever you want to call it) who both love or hate take care of the upper part of the device, occupying the space previously reserved for a “horizontal” double camera.

iPhone X disassembled by iFixit

Something about iPhone X that is similar to the handsets advertised with it the wireless charging feature; It is therefore possible to see inside the coil that allows inductive charging in the Qi standard.

iPhone X disassembled by iFixit

Other components in the handset include the A11 Bionic chip, 3GB of SK Hynix LPDDR4x RAM, 64GB of Toshiba-supplied flash storage, Qualcomm's Snapdragon X16 LTE modem and a Cirrus Logic audio amplifier.

iPhone X disassembled by iFixit

In addition to the major changes, we can also see that the Taptic Engine is still in place, but the speaker has shifted slightly downwards. Near the two components was found a mysterious chip whose function has not yet been discovered. Already the Lightning connector looks more reinforced, with a larger rod that snaps into the side wall of the iPhone X's stainless steel frame.

iPhone X disassembled by iFixit

Finally, iFixit gave the iPhone X repairability note of 6/10, the same score Just because they explained that a cracked screen can be replaced without removing Face ID's biometric hardware is fine, but added that the cables are attached to some more complex and expensive components, and are problematic to replace.

iPhone X disassembled by iFixit

All steps and photos can be found on this page.