The newest teardown of the iPhone 12 Pro Max has revealed simply how totally different the digital camera system is to the one used within the iPhone 12 Professional, with the bodily bigger sensor and OIS mechanism leading to a a lot larger digital camera module bundle.
Following after different customary teardowns of the opposite iPhone fashions, the newest examination by iFixit reveals there are nonetheless a couple of variations within the mannequin in comparison with dismantling the iPhone 12 Pro. The bigger physique gave Apple the chance to do issues a bit of otherwise, given the additional inside area out there to it.
An important change is with the digital camera module, which is physically larger than the one discovered within the iPhone 12 Professional on account of Apple altering one of many sensors. The iPhone 12 Professional Max’s wide-angle sensor is 47% bigger than within the Professional whereas remaining the identical decision, permitting the bigger pixels to seize extra mild and supply higher low-light efficiency.
Apple’s use of the sensor-shift optical picture stabilization system on the sensor means it wants extra room, with 4 magnets used to maneuver the sensor 1000’s of occasions per second.
On opening the iPhone 12 Professional Max, the primary immediately-apparent distinction is the battery, as Apple has continued utilizing the L-shaped model employed within the iPhone 11 Professional Max, as a substitute of switching to a extra normal rectangular model as noticed within the iPhone 12 Professional.
Retaining the form additionally offers it probably the most capability out of the 4 fashions at 14.13Wh, far greater than the 10.78Wh used within the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Professional, and the 8.57Wh model within the iPhone 12 mini. Nevertheless, that is nonetheless a discount in comparison with the 15.04Wh unit used within the iPhone 11 Professional Max.
Whereas largely containing the identical elements, the design of the logic board can be totally different within the Professional Max, with it being deemed extremely compact by the agency. Just like the mid-sized fashions, it additionally advantages from a modular SIM reader, which makes the element extra repair-friendly.
The additional area additionally allowed Apple to slide in another elements that would profit from extra legroom. A bigger Taptic Engine and speaker are included within the mannequin, although there’s additionally seemingly a black-plastic component that’s believed be included to simply fill “unused” area.
The iPhone 12 Professional Max was given a “repairability” rating of 6 out of 10. Whereas iFixit praised the prioritization of display screen and battery repairs, in addition to the modularity of most elements, using unusual screws, waterproofing measures, and the potential full case alternative for a damaged glass again work in opposition to the mannequin.