The camera is surrounded by magnets, the reduced capacity of the L-shaped battery, and good maintainability. What else showed the “opening” of the iPhone 12 Pro Max?

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IFixit experts disassembled the flagship Apple smartphone

“Disassemblers” iFixit got to the fourth new smartphone Apple this year – iPhone 12 Pro Max. She has a lot in common with other models in the series, but there are also some features. For example, the main camera module is surrounded by four magnets – a hallmark of the new sensor-shift stabilization system. Only the iPhone 12 Pro Max has this.

iPhone 12 Pro Max
iPhone 12 Pro Max

The camera is surrounded by magnets, the reduced capacity of the L-shaped battery, and good maintainability. What else showed the “opening” of the iPhone 12 Pro Max?

Or a battery. iPhone 12 Pro Max is the only model in the series with an L-shaped battery. Alas, its capacity has slightly decreased compared to its predecessor: the iPhone 11 Pro Max had 15.04 Wh, while the iPhone 12 Pro Max had 14.13 Wh. Of course, this is not the best solution, because the new product supports 5G – in itself a very energy-consuming mode of operation.

But the iPhone 12 Pro Max “opens” – like other models in the series, from right to left. Almost like a book.

IFixit rated the iPhone 12 Pro Max’s maintainability at 6 – not a bad result for a modern model. It is noted that the screen and battery are readily available for replacement. Most of the components are modular and, therefore, easy to replace too.

Water-resistance is important to users, but it makes repairs difficult. But what is definitely unpleasant – if the glass of the rear panel breaks, then the whole case will have to be changed. But this also applies to other iPhones 12.  

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