iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Professional have made their technique to iFixit the place they have been put by the teardown course of. Each telephones have the identical design and construct which makes the teardown course of the identical. The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Professional have gotten a repairability rating of 6 out of 10 with 10 being the best to restore. The group at iFixit did notice that the teardown course of is barely completely different in comparison with final 12 months’s iPhone 11 fashions, and so they additionally required extra warmth to separate the show from the physique.
iFixit toredown the iPhone 12 in a livestream, sharing the expertise as they progressed. It may be seen that a few of the elements used within the iPhone 12 are noticeable smaller in comparison with the iPhone 11 just like the loudspeaker and a Taptic engine. Normally, whereas opening an iPhone, the show opens as much as the left however this time round, it opens as much as the correct. iFixit additionally mentions that the shows of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro work interchangeably as the one distinction between the 2 is brightness.
The principle distinction between the 2 iPhone fashions is the digicam module. Curiously, the modules are nonetheless comparable because the iPhone 12 makes use of a plastic spacer the place the iPhone 12 Professional has its LiDAR sensor. Each the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Professional have the identical Taptic engine and the identical battery, which is rated for 10.78Wh (or 2,815mAh) – smaller than the iPhone 11’s 11.91Wh and iPhone 11 Pro’s 11.67Wh. One other teardown video had proven similar details.
One other essential distinction is the RAM – iFixit discovered Apple had used Micron LPDDR4 RAM, with 4GB on the iPhone 12 and 6GB on the iPhone 12 Professional. The teardown additionally confirms the use of the Qualcomm Snapdragon X55M 5G modem, and Samsung storage. Moreover, iFixit took aside the MagSafe charger which has a darkish ring of magnets across the exterior that correspond to the iPhone 12 fashions.
iFixit notes that a lot of the essential elements are modular and simple to entry. Nonetheless, the improved waterproofing measures trigger some hindrances in repairability. The iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Professional get a reparability rating of 6 out of 10 which is similar as final 12 months’s iPhone 11.
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