iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro inside: identical batteries, 18 magnets, water resistance and good maintainability

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Immediately after the start of sales, iFixit specialists received new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro to disassemble them, explore «stuffing» and evaluate maintainability.

What is inside

iPhone 12 и iPhone 12 Pro combined in one review, since they are almost the same inside. Differences in the fact that the iPhone 12 received a dual camera with couple 12 megapixel sensors, and capacity flash drive is 64, 128 or 256 GB. Have iPhone 12 Pro camera with three 12 megapixel sensors and lidar, storage capacity 128, 256 or 512 GB.

AND here are the batteries smartphones, as confirmed in iFixit, the same, with a capacity of 10.78 Wh. By the way, they are not L-shaped, and rectangular shape. AT in general, the batteries are interchangeable here. However, like displays.

Also interesting is the presence of 18 magnets attached to rear panel in circles that hold the MagSafe charger in place.

Verdict

AT iFixit recorded in the pluses are that most of the components are modular, so their easy to replace. At the same time, Apple uses in mostly screws instead of glue, but from them order still need not get confused. In addition, you will need some tools other than a standard screwdriver.

Unambiguous minus this is glass in the front and at the back, which doubles the likelihood of fall damage. AND if the rear glass breaks you will have to remove all components and replace the entire body. Also, the repair is complicated by water protection. Strengthened measures to waterproofing complicates some repair work, but make difficult repairs caused by water less likely.

AT result for iPhone 12 maintainability and iPhone 12 Pro received by 6 points from 10, and this is a good result for a modern smartphone.

Source: iFixit

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