The newest teardown of the iPhone 12 Pro Max has revealed simply how completely different the digicam 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 digicam module package deal.
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 slightly in another way, given the additional inner house out there to it.
An important change is with the digicam module, which is physically larger than the one discovered within the iPhone 12 Professional as a result 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 gentle 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 instances 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 provides it essentially the most capability out of the 4 fashions at 14.13Wh, far larger 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 completely 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 part extra repair-friendly.
The additional house additionally allowed Apple to slide in another elements that might 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” house.
The iPhone 12 Professional Max was given a “repairability” rating of 6 out of 10. Whereas iFixit praised the prioritization of display 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.