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iPhone X Has Smaller Logic Board Than iPhone 8 Plus and a 2-Cell Battery: iFixit


Reputed smartphone teardown company iFixit has done a tear down on the latest iPhone X. The company has released a post revealing what’s inside the new iPhone. iFixit’s latest teardown shows the major components that are unique in the new iPhone as compared to its predecessors. The teardown reveals that the new phone has a two-cell, L-shaped battery. The new teardown also shows that the iPhone X comes with a logic board that is a whopping 70 percent smaller than that found in the iPhone 8 Plus.

Similar to the iPhone 7 Plus launched in 2016, the iPhone X comes with a sideways-opening structure. Within the phone is a single bracket covering every logic board connector that helps the device maintain a compact appearance.

iFixit  says in its teardown report:

“The iPhone X is here! Here’s the fillin’ inside that glass sandwich:

  • A11 “Bionic” chip with neural engine and embedded M11 motion coprocessor
  • 8 inch “all-screen” OLED multitouch Super Retina HD display with 2436 × 1125-pixel resolution (458 ppi)
  • Dual 12 MP cameras (wide-angle and telephoto) with ƒ/1.8 and ƒ/2.4 apertures and OIS
  • 7 MP TrueDepth camera with ƒ/2.2 aperture, 1080p HD video recording, and Face ID
  • Support for fast-charge and Qi wireless charging
  • Our A1865 global unit has broad cellular band support as well as 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi‑Fi w/MIMO + Bluetooth 5.0 + NFC.”

To conclude its tear down, iFixit says:

“Final Thoughts:

  • Display and battery repairs remain a priority in the iPhone’s design.
  • A cracked display can be replaced without removing the biometric Face ID hardware.
  • Liberal use of screws is preferable to glue—but you’ll have to bring your Apple-specific drivers (Pentalobe and tri-point) in addition to a standard Phillips.
  • Waterproofing measures complicate some repairs, but make difficult water damage repairs less likely.
  • Fussy cables tie unrelated components together into complex assemblies—expensive and troublesome to replace.
  • Glass on front and back doubles the likelihood of drop damage—and if the back glass breaks, you’ll be removing every component and replacing the entire chassis.”

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