Apple launched the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max last week. Following that, we’ve already got to see plenty of reviews of the devices that have given us an idea of what to expect from them. However, there is plenty of other information that only a teardown video can reveal, and now a Dutch YouTuber Fixjeiphone NL has managed to upload one of the first ones for the iPhone XS.
The video offers an in-detail tutorial for taking the iPhone XS apart. While it provides a good amount of information, it is important to note that narration has been done in Dutch. However, it is still possible to follow the steps by turning on the English captions on YouTube.
Coming to the video, things look more or less the same on the iPhone XS compared to its predecessor. The chassis and the contents within it are still put together with the same the pentalobe screws and adhesive. However, the narrator does point out that Apple has improved on its waterproofing seals, making it a little harder to separate the screen from the rest of the hardware this time around.
That said, the most interesting revelation brought forward by the video is the device’s battery. Last year, iPhone X teardown videos revealed Apple to be using two separate batteries, placed in an L shaped layout. This time though, Apple has combined the two batteries to make one single L-shaped unit. While it might seem like a good idea, it comes at the cost of a smaller battery capacity of 2,658mAh compared to iPhone X’s 2,716mAh. Apple still claims the new phone to offer a better battery performance thanks to the A12 Bionic chipset.
Besides that, other things look pretty much the same, including the connectors, cable layout and the dual layered logic board. It’s not a big surprise as the iPhone features the same screen size and dimensions as the iPhone X. That said, it would be interesting to see how Apple has setup the internals on the iPhone XS Max, given its bigger chassis.